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Now, with the underside of the hem face up, stitch another line directly on top of the first one. Press and you’re done.

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    Jul 19, 2010, 05.32 AMby Becky Ware

    P.S. Previous post was supposed to say “round table cloths”, not clothes.

    Becky in NC

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    Jul 19, 2010, 05.30 AMby Becky Ware

    Actually, Singer has a sewing machine foot that is designed to do exactly that tiny of a hem with just one pass with your sewing machine! It is called a “flange hemmer” foot, and actually makes a rolled hem only 1/2 the width of the smallest rolled hemming foot, making it 1/16 of an inch. I found out about it when I came across a 1954 “Singer Sewing Skills reference book” that details what each of the Singer sewing machine attachments available could do. Luckily, I won a huge lot of sewing machine attachments and feet, that include several of the flange hemmer feet on Ebay, so I should be able to try one of these puppies very shortly! I have always wondered how handkerchief hems were made, and while they could be made exactly as demonstrated above, I am hoping to be able to successfully use this foot to hem several items! Apparently it was a recommended hem for silk, chiffon, satins & other such delicate, luxe fabrics, and can even be used on circular sewing projects like round table clothes, and bias cut hems! It is recommended for use on bias cut fabrics, that a straight stay stitch be stitched 1/32 of an inch from the edge of the fabric to be hemmed with the flange hemmer, (if it is easier, stay stitch 1/4 of an inch from the edge, then trim it to 1/32 of an inch from the stitching, and the stay stitching will stabilize the edge and make it easier to control going into the “curl” of the flange hemmer. Sounds like a winner to me!

    Becky in NC

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      Jul 19, 2010, 10.30 PMby Yomna Khairy

      my BROTHER sewing machine has this part too..
      and yes it is great.

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