October 7, 2013

Blind Hem Fabric Folding!

I get a lot of questions about how to fold your fabric when using the blind hem foot. Here is a little illustration I created to explain it. If you have no idea what on earth this is all about then check out my Craftsy class 
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z  (It's free y'all!) and you'll see what this is all about. 

 

I hope this helps! Happy Sewing you guys!


7 comments:

Charade said...

Thanks so much for the illustration. Since the piece of fabric used in the demo was just that - a piece of fabric and not an actual garment needing a hem - it was a little confusing about the process of folding the garment. This makes it perfectly clear. I'm printing this out and putting it in an envelope with my hemming foot!!

Charade said...

Okay - just finished your Craftsy class on presser feet A to Z. Loved the simplicity and learned a lot, even from the questions and answers. Now I'm following this blog - and begging you to post here more frequently! (But please lose the captcha thingy - it's kinda run its course, and many bloggers I know won't follow you if you require it.)

steff said...

Thanks Charade, I'm glad you like the foot class. Ok, I'm turning off the captcha, lets see how it goes. I have another website that is lousy with spam, so just trying to avoid that ya know…
Thanks for the encouragement to post more. I've been in treatment for breast cancer this year and really just focusing on my treatment and recovery. I've developed a new Craftsy class that just shot in November, so i've been working on that, I hope you like it. Let me know if you'd like to review the new class and I'll get the info to you when it's available. Thanks again for the feedback, I really appreciate it!

steff said...

ps. this will explain my super short new brunette hairdo in my new class… I didn't lose my mind, just my hair!

Ann Wilson said...

Thank you for this...I was watching a video of someone doing a blind hem (I'm a new sewer)(AND I am taking your Craftsy Pattern class right now)...but I was watching the blind hem video and was 'what the what???'... I just couldn't get what was happening with the fabric when she went to sew it - this illustration made it crystal clear... So thank you so much. So sorry to hear you are being treated for breast cancer. I hope all is going well with your treatments and recovery - wishing you the best. And I am looking forward to your newest Craftsy class - hope to see it soon.

steff said...

Thanks so much I'm doing so much better now, and am working on yet another class for the fall, I really love doing the videos, because I love answering the questions. Glad you liked this illustration!

smaili bee said...

This is VERY helpful--thank you! Something I can just post up at my sewing station, instead of sifting through lengthy (albeit valuable!) full tutes on blind hems. I don't do them often, but I've done them before, so just a basic reminder of the stacking process is all that's needed at this point. Thanks so much!