How to Use a Blindstitch Foot on a Pfaff Sewing Machine. A blindstitch shows on the wrong side of the garment but is almost invisible on the right side of the garment. Blindstitching by machine allows you to sew a neat hem that looks hand-down, without the time and hassle of hem-stitching by hand. You can purchase a blindstitch foot as an optional...
A blindstitch shows on the wrong side of the garment but is almost invisible on the right side of the garment. Blindstitching by machine allows you to sew a neat hem that looks hand-down, without the time and hassle of hem-stitching by hand. You can purchase a blindstitch foot as an optional accessory for Pfaff sewing machines. The Pfaff blindstich foot features an adjustable edge guide which allows you to change the point at which the needle enters the fabric, so that you always catch just the edge of the fabric. This allows you to blindstitch almost any thickness of fabric.
Things You'll Need
Overcast the edge of the garment to be hemmed to keep the edge from fraying.
Fold up the desired hem. Pin and press with an iron. Remove the pins.
Install the blindstitch foot on your sewing machine. Unsnap the old presser foot and snap the blindstitch foot in place.
Fold the hem you pressed in place back along the right side of the garment and adjust the garment so that a scant 1/4 inch of the hem extends over the edge of the garment when it's folded this way.
With the wrong side of the garment facing up, slide the folded fabric under the blindstitch foot with the bulk of the garment to your left and the edge of the hem on your right.
Lower the blindstitch foot and check that the edge of the needle guide rests exactly on the fold of the garment. Turn the screw on the right hand side of the blindstitch foot to adjust the needle guide.
Sew slowly at first, making sure only one stitch of the stitch pattern catches the folded cloth. This is the blind stitch that will show on the right side of the garment. The other stitches should be in the narrow 1/4 inch of fabric that extends on the right side beyond the fold.
Sew the remaining hem when you're sure the stitching is adjusted appropriately. Guide the fabric carefully beneath the blindstitch foot. Backstitch the last few stitches to secure. Raise the blindstitch foot, clip the threads and remove the garment from the machine.
Press the hem.
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