rolled hem foot - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 02-28-2010, 06:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
llwr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I'm thinking about getting a rolled hem foot for my machine, but I think I need to know more about them first. Is this what I should use for a gently curved hem (like the bottom of a skirt)? I've seen the tutorials that do a couple lines of stitching and turning it under twice and pressing. Would a rolled hem foot eliminate all those steps? Can I use this foot for anything that I would normal turn under and press? It seems to be for narrow hems; aren't most hems narrow?
llwr is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 02-28-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Ellien C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: in the middle ages
Posts: 5,582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes - you can use it on gently curved or straight seams. I think they come in different widths - 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch.

I've found the smaller width VERY difficult to get the hang of. I can kind of use it if I zig zag but not so much with a straight stitch. I just can't seem to get in there. On the other hand, I have no trouble anymore just turning a narrow hem (Not 1/8 inch narrow, but quarter inch for sure) and seaming. I don't fold twice and iron, I can just do it on the machine.

A friend of mine did master the rolled hem foot by practicing straight seams and making lots of napkins. Just something to think about.

Third generation WOHM. I work by choice.
Ellien C is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 03-01-2010, 04:51 PM
 
orangefoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oxfordshire UK
Posts: 3,091
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love my rolled hem foot. A narrow hem with a foot like this is really really narrow. I don't think I could possibly press and turn such a tiny hem but the foot makes it very easy.

It is also great for hemming net and very fine fabrics which might melt if you ironed them.
orangefoot is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off