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Patricia, Presser foot to shell hem edges. Thanks

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Pressure on the pressure foot can be adjusted on some machines by turning the knob on the top leftside of the machine directly above the needle assembly. Look for a knob that has fabric types on it and adjust accordingly. Also check your thread tensions.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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How do i create a rolled hem using my Platinum 750?? Do i need a special presser foot?


by rolled hem I imagine that you are trying to put something like rope in the hem to make a round edge
You can buy a 1/2 foot that allows the needle to get close to what ever is making the roll
see your local sewing machine shop

Jul 07, 2016 | Platinum Sewing Machines

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Does the simplicity classic model S02 do a hem stitch? Does it come with the hemming foot? Can you please show a hemming foot for it so I can compare it to the feet my machine has? Thanks


No the Simplicity Classic Model S02 doesn't come with a hemming foot. It is too simple a sewing machine. It does have the capability of doing edging and some basic stitches that can be used for hemming, but there is no specialty setting. See the linked pdf quick start guide for more information. http://www.mastersewusa.com/video/S02LetsGetStarted.pdf

Jan 28, 2015 | Simplicity Sewing Machines

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How can I find instructions for a narrow hem foot for my Kenmore sewing machine?


If your machine came with a narrow rolled hem foot, the instructions should be in the manual. You can find the manual online on the Sears website, support, manuals and instructions. If you do not have a narrow hem foot for your machine, look online for a universal foot that would fit your machine. Search on youtube or Sewing machine makers websites for tutorial on using a Narrow Hem presser foot. good luck,

Oct 27, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Metal blind foot hem 6217c


The 6217C doesn't have a blind hem foot. You need the General Purpose (low-shank) foot, the General Purpose Needle Plate and the blind hem guide (part number 381213). The guide gets secured by the screw that holds the presser foot shank. This site, http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=473 , has the blind hem guide available. This metal foot might fit your machine: http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=530_73_101_164_168&products_id=463 .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who has a similar blind hem stitch guide for my Singer Touch & Sew. I haven't gotten the hang of it yet.)

Feb 10, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Sewing jeans hems


You need a couple of things. One is to flatten the seams before you try to sew them. One of the best is to spread the hems on a wooden cutting board or simiilar smooth surface and beat the hems flat with a flat faced hammer. This is an official sewing hammer: http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/tools_and_supplies/ and it will compress the fabric so it doesn't lift your presser foot up and let the tension off the top thread (which is what's causing your looping problem).

For crossing thick seams, you need a shim to keep the presser foot flat while sewing. These are usually called hump jumpers or jean-a-majigs, and are a couple of bucks. Or you can use a fold of fabric in the same way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbYenXIDaDk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKdW_vIZLBo

Alternatively, you can do the jeans hem alteration that pros will charge you more for (because it's "fashionable"), and it's also faster and easier. Often called Euro-hemming: http://www.sewmuchado.com/2011/06/tutorial-how-to-hem-jeans-and-keep-the-original-hem.html

Feb 03, 2014 | Elna Sewing Machines

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What is the model number for presser foot for Singer 4830 machine?


Most presser feet are either short shank or long shank. Beyond that, they are pretty much universal. There are many different types of presser feet, such as: buttonhole foot, rolled hem foot, etc.

Jul 12, 2012 | Singer 4830

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Attachments for 140 activa


Do you mean a presser foot to sew rolled hem or shell hem edges?
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If so, the Bernina website lists the accessories here:http://www.bernina.com.au/product_detail-n25-i61-sEN.html

Bernina feet 68 and 69 are rolled hem/shell, just different widths. However, I think the feet for the Activa are the new 3 digit numbered feet? I know there is the old style and new style attachment system for Bernina feet, if you look at the presser feet you got with the machine, they will have a code on the front of the foot; buy any new feet with same code format.

As to where to buy, I always start with the manufacturer/distributor in my country first. So start with www.bernina.com, go to your country, then "contact us" page and give the local office a call. They should be able to confirm the exact foot code you need and sell it to you or direct you to a local dealer who can.

Nov 14, 2011 | Bernina Activa 140

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What does the blind stitch foot look like????


If you mean a blind hem foot, you can go to www.brother-usa.com and look at their accessory catalog. It is just a presser foot that has an adjustable screw to set for an edge guide. You don't have to have a Brother any low shank blind hem foot will fit. You can order from them, 1-877-276-8437 or any online sewing machine parts place, ie. www.sewingpartsonline.com.

Jan 08, 2011 | Brother XL-2600I

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I have a Baby Lock 5280E. Can you tell me how to set the machine for rolled hem?


Assuming you mean a narrow rolled edge:
  1. Remove the left needle and thread.
  2. Open both the front and side covers.
  3. Raise the presser foot and the upper knife to the highest position.
  4. Clear the stitch fingers.
  5. Push the stitch with former release lever and remove the stitch former from the lower knife base. (Don't lose it!)
  6. Turn the stitch with adjusting dial until the "M" on the dial matches the red indicator on the needle plate.
  7. Set the stitch width length to "M".
  8. Close the covers, lower the presser foot and the upper knife.
This gives you a narrow edge. To roll the edge, increase the tension of the lower looper (the green knob) about three numbers higher than normal.

Nov 03, 2010 | Baby Lock Evolve

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I've just got janome 634d serger, how can i make the bottom of a T-shirt ? Thank you so much


If you want the bottom of the T to look like RTW with the double row of stitching, you cannot do this on a serger.

You can achieve the effect by using a twin needle, two spools of thread, bobbin and a straight stitch.

Make sure the double/twin needle will pass through the presser foot and opening in the needle plate below the presser foot.

Practice on a double layer of a scrap of the T shirt material as the tension may need to be slightly looser than the normal setting.

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