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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Bernina Serger Blind Hem Foot ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Bernina Serger Blind Hem Foot
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Date: 12/1/13 5:32 AM

I am curious about buying more feet for my Bernina serger 800dl. I only have the standard foot.

Does anyone have experience with the blind hem foot, have you used it on wovens, knits, fine fabrics.

I am considering my options with hemming and want to know if this foot is worth buying.

Any guidance is appreciated.

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Date: 12/1/13 1:18 PM

You can do a blind hem without a special foot. It's how you fold the fabric and set the tensions, and be sure to disengage the knife.

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Date: 12/1/13 2:09 PM

I think the sewing machine does a better blind hem.

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Date: 12/1/13 2:34 PM

I agree with threaddy - the sewing machine does a better stitch. The serger does a < where the sewing machine makes a - stitch to catch the garment. I have a blind stitch hem foot for my serger. Used it once and went back to the sewing machine.

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Date: 12/1/13 7:21 PM

Thank you all - it helps to have experience guide you.

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Date: 12/3/13 7:40 AM

I have this foot for my Bernina serger and never used it. I figure it would take too long to practice and get it right. I hem on the sewing machine or by hand.

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Date: 12/3/13 8:39 AM

I've got one for my Bernina and one for my Babylock. I don't like the look of either. I have a blindstitch machine for this but I would prefer the machine blind stitch over the serger blind stitch.

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At my house in VA:
Bernina 1010, Activa 220, Artista 630E, B580
Singer 201-2, 221, Bernina Serger 1300MDC, Babylock Enlighten, Babylock Sashiko, Consew 75T

At my Lake House in PA:
Bernina Artista 165E, Singer 503A. Bernina Serger 1100d

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Date: 12/3/13 9:36 AM

annenet, thank you so much, I am yet to even try the sm for a blindstitch.

I also have a blindstitch machine but I am lacking the space to have it permanently set up so that is why I am considering my options.

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Date: 12/3/13 9:59 AM

I've got one on a little shaker table my DFIL built for me. I don't have to move it thankfully.

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So many projects, not enough time
At my house in VA:
Bernina 1010, Activa 220, Artista 630E, B580
Singer 201-2, 221, Bernina Serger 1300MDC, Babylock Enlighten, Babylock Sashiko, Consew 75T

At my Lake House in PA:
Bernina Artista 165E, Singer 503A. Bernina Serger 1100d

http://sewingtechie.blogspot.com/

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Date: 12/3/13 10:17 AM

The serger blindhem works well for knits.

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Bernina 1230 Bernette 007D
Brother CS6000i Brother 2340 CV
New Home L372 US Blindhem,
Singer 221K (off white) Model SL 718/2D
Simplicity SE2 Brother 700II

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