I’ve been doing a lot of hemming as of late, so I have blind hems on the brain. And even though I’ve been sewing for 20 years (I obviously started when I was 4), I didn’t know how to do a blind hem until 2 or 3 years ago.
Do you have a stitch on your machine that looks like this?
Did your machine come with a weird foot that looks like this?
Do you need a manicure/some hand moisturizer as badly as I do?
Great! We’re ready to blind hem!
I used a scrap of fabric and contrasting thread for illustration purposes. You’ll want to use matching thread in order for your hem to actually be “blind”.
Press up your hem.
Pin the hem. Make sure your pins start about 1/4” below the edge of the folded part and that they point down
See how mine start below my serged edge?
Fold the hem under.
The pins are now on the under side and the serged edge extends out on its own.
Go over to your machine and place the fabric under the foot so that the “fin” that sticks down from the foot runs right along your folded edge.
Start sewing, removing the pins as you go. Your machine will do several straight stitches over on the single layer/serged edge and then one sort of zig zag over to catch the folded edge.
Here’s what it will look like:
Unfold and press.
And if you actually use matching thread:
What’s that? You can’t see anything?
That’s exactly the point!
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