At various points I have been asked to explain how the blind hem stitch on a machine works, what this particular symbol meant, and what you need to do to get a good blind hem out of an ordinary sewing machine. Well, here’s the final explanation in words and pictures!
On your sewing machine you may find one or both of these symbols*. These are the blind hem stitch symbols. (If you have an older machine, this may be on a disk you insert rather than built in: pop the disk in as you would any other)
a: this one is the straight stitch blind hem, used on woven fabrics.
b: this one is the stretch stitch blind hem: the zigzags allow the hem to stretch with the fabric, rather than popping a stitch and unraveling. It can also be used on woven fabrics if this is the only one you have.
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