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Nov 3, 2014

Rolled Hem Tutorial

About two years ago my favorite sewing machine mysteriously died. I reluctantly stuck it in a case and put it out in the garage. Well two days ago my wonderful amazing awesome husband fix my machine!! Yes you heard right, after two years we had a real life resurrection. Johnny took my machine apart and replaced a few blown components and WALLAH! it works!!

So with my fav. machine working again I've been sewing like a mad glad woman. I'm working on a new clown costume for Hannah and I happened to see the roll foot and realized I didn't have a clue how to use it and more than likely if i didn't know how to use it maybe you didn't either.

Here we go!
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Okay so the rolled hem foot is pretty simple regardless how it looks. Go ahead and change the foot on the machine and we're ready

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I read somewhere that it's a good idea to put the needle down in the folded fabric but then I realized that if your sewing, say a skirt then when you make a full circle and make it back to the starting point then you have a problem with a hem that has already been stitched wrong. 

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I manually turned the fabric under for the hem  and now you need to pull the fabric up into the little cone shaped area and as the feed dogs pull the fabric the cone will automatically shape the hem and keep it lined up as it sews. 

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The foot actually does it all, all you have to do is look cute and give it gas!

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It is really super easy to use the roll hem foot and actually once the fabric is in place it's very easy to feed it and the machine does the rest. 

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Look at that! Super easy and it looks non-homemade! :0)
Hope this is helpful, I know it's changed my life!!

BTW, I'm linking up with Sew Can Do's Craftastic Monday. 

Reposted from August 2013


  1. Tori, I used to sew but have given it up in recent years. I look forward to seeing your finished projects.

    1. Arlene, I'm looking forward to seeing my "finished" projects too. I also go through seasons of sewing. I have a short attention span so I have to keep changing things up to stay interested.


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