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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Machine Hemming foot question ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 10/20/12 1:08 PM

I've sewn many years, but I just started using a hemming foot. I'm confused though about the sizing on these feet.
When a hemming foot is a 7mm what does that mean?
I thought it would make a 7mm hem, but the hem is about 3.5mm wide, hence my confusion.....

sure appreciate your knowledge!!
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Date: 10/20/12 3:15 PM

This is why we save scraps. Test the hemming feet to see which best suits your need.

.7 mm = 1/64"

3.5 mm = 1/8"

That does not seem too be much difference on the "teeny-tiny scale".

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Date: 10/20/12 3:57 PM

I've only got one hemming foot--

Narrow Straight stitch hemmer #64

It's classed as a 4mm foot-- about 5/32 of inch.

The underside of the foot contains a groove for finished hem to pass through smoothly-- it's 4mm wide, exactly enough space.

My felling feet adhere to the same standard.

So, if your foot has a groove (and well made hemmers do), that should give you the width of the finished hem.

As for 7mm-- that sounds like it could be referring to something else. A few sewing machine manufacturers-- Janome, for instance, make two different kinds of sewing machines-- those with front loading bobbins, and those ith op loading bobbins. Typically, the top loading bobbin machines have a 7mm maximum stitch width or bight, and the front loading machines are slightly narrower-- 4 or 5.5 mm. More importantly, the needle slot on these two different kinds of machines is in a slightly different location, so different kinds of feet are sold. In that case, the "7mm" notation may be referring to what sort of machines it fits, and not the width of the finished hem.

-- Edited on 10/20/12 3:59 PM --

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Date: 10/20/12 7:05 PM

I am getting an adjustable hemmer foot/attachment. Do they work the same way? Thanks!

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Date: 10/20/12 7:39 PM

Quote: tgm and Kittys
I am getting an adjustable hemmer foot/attachment. Do they work the same way? Thanks!



doesn't really look like there's much of a groove.


Adjustable Hemmer foot instructions

I think trial and error is called for here.

but 3/16 to 15/16 probably refers to the width of the finished hem.

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Date: 10/21/12 2:44 PM

My hemmer is also labeled 7mm which corresponds to the width of the widest zigzag my machine will do. Clear as mud?

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Date: 10/21/12 3:00 PM

and how wide is the finished hem?

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Date: 10/21/12 6:01 PM

Janome has 3 rolled hem feet available, 2mm, 4mm and 6mm. That is the width of the finished hem. As someone else mentioned the front load 5mm, 7mm horizontal and the new Janome 12000 9mm designations are for the type of machine. Janome also has a kit with deeper hems just under the 1" dept, nice for lining to shirt hems.

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