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Kicking off this new month with a sewing DIY. I’m going to show you how to pull off a blind hem stitch. A what? For those who aren’t known with difficult sewing terms - a blind hem stitch is similar to an invisible hem. You won’t be able to see it on the outside of your garment. It’s often used for trousers and dresses.
A blind hem stitch is a little more difficult than a regular stitch. It takes some time before you get the hang of it. I struggled a lot with it at first, but now that I know the trick, it’s a piece of cake. I hope that with this DIY, I’ve made it easier for you to understand. Good luck!
- a sewing machine
- a piece of clothing that you want to ‘blind hem’
- the right color and thickness thread
- a bobbin
- a blind hem foot
- seam ripper
- measuring tape
* Before you start with this DIY, make sure that you adjust the sewing machine the right way. Especially the right thread tension is very important in order to get a nice stitch. Consult the manual of your sewing machine if you don’t know how you should do that.
Decide where you want to hem your garment. Turn it inside out. Fold the surplus fabric over. Pin it at the bottom.
To give the hem a neat look, you have to fold the fabric about a centimeter inside. Make sure you secure it in the middle (see picture). If you don’t, the blind hem foot won’t work.
Remove the lowest row of pins. Then fold the hem inside. If it’s done right, it should look about the same as on the picture above.
Remove the pins on the inside and secure the fold with those pins.
Grab your sewing machine. Attach the blind hem foot and set the machine for blind stitch. Place the foot against the fold. Make sure that the left swing of the needle will just catch the fold by adjusting the width. Start sewing.
Et voila! That’s how a blind hem stitch is done. Questions? Don’t hesitate - just ask them below!