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serging a blind hem (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 6/2/04 4:58 PM
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I have had a blind hemming foot for my serger (Juki MO-634DE) for years and finally tried it out today on 7 shirts that needed shortening. (4 men's undershirt tees and 3 RTW pique knit polo shirts). I discovered that when I guided the fold of the fabric next to the guide on the foot, per the instructions, I sometimes did not catch the fold. However, when I ran the edge of the fold directly UNDER the guide the fold was always caught and there were no unstitched gaps. The difference is probably 1/16th of an inch and worked beautifully. I also found having the R needle 1 # below the usual and the upper looper 1 # over the usual produced a nearly invisible stitch on the R side and was very flat. I used 3 threads as I don't have 2 thread capability.)

Another hint - the side seams on the RTW shirts were quite bulky to serge over, but steaming and pounding them first helped a lot.
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PattyU said...
Thanks for the tip.
6/3/04 8:23 AM
creative said...
I have Elna serger and a blind hem foot, never used it. Thank you for your tip, it is great!
2/27/05 0:49 AM
Emi1yKate said...
This is very helpful, thankyou! I have the Bernina serger that is made by Juki so this should work well for me. thanks for sharing
5/6/08 6:19 PM
Marty5 said...
great help did not know how to do hem on serger lovely
6/28/09 6:55 AM

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