Up to this point, to make narrow hems, I’d run a serger around the bottom, then fold up the hem just past the top of the serger thread and sew it down. I didn’t have to iron or pin, just fold it as I sewed. Obviously, this involved two steps and massive amounts of thread.
I purchased a narrow hem foot in October and attempted to use it several times but couldn’t until my friend showed me how.
First: Fold a portion of the hem and position it under the foot. (I place a pin at the end to hold it in place and help me as I feed it into the foot.
Second: pull that portion of the hem you folded into the curve in the foot. I sometimes have to work it in, and others it’ll just slip in.
Third: begin sewing, folding as you sew, the foot will even out the hem as long as you don’t fold over the material too much. You don’t have to fold it perfectly, but I find it sews better if you roll it as you sew.
And you’re done, wasn’t that easy?
As for the price, it was about $20, a little steep but worth every penny in the time and thread it saves.
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