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REX blind hem how to lock the stitch

Hi There,
How do you lock the stitching so it does not unravel?
I have done what the manual says by pulling back once finished stitching but this does not lock the stitch.

Thanks

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  • pooky4 Mar 18, 2009

    How do you lock the stitch on a blind hem machine? I folloed instructions but they do not work.

  • sewhappy4u Apr 07, 2009

    I just purchased the machine and I have the same problem of getting the stitches to lock.....

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When I purchased my blindstitch machine, I was also told to kind of snap the fabric as you pulled it our of the machine. Like you, I found that to be a little risky. Sometimes I'd just unravel what I'd sewn. I have found the most dependable thing to do is: Before removing the fabric from the machine, snip the thread between the fingers of the looper as it approaches the needle. If the loop is broken, the chain stitch will not pull out. If you cut the loop as it approaches the needle, you will get a bit longer tail so the needle doesn't come unthreaded on the next run. If you find you need a bit longer thread tail, you can pull a bit on that loop before cutting. As long as the needle has passed through the loop on the previous stitch, you'll be fine.

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