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How do I find why my server is not completing the rolled hem? it is only doing a straight stitch.

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Go back to the manual and makes sure you follow every step it say, and if you've done all the steps correctly,, the machine may need to be checked, to see if it has a problem with a part or gear.

Posted on Jun 03, 2015

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SOURCE: How do I change the stiches?

You can do all of these stitches by using different combinations of your stitch selector, stitch width and stitch feed knobs, for instance, on the panel I can see on your machine:

http://www.jo-ann.com/joann/product/images/52659.jsp?CATID=cat3122&PRODID=prd11333

Stitches 1, 2 & 3 are straight stitches, centered, left and right. Really basic stuff, not different stitches at all. 4,5,6,7 & 8 are zig-zag stitches of different widths. 9 is the widest zig-zag (no. 8) on a finer stitch length, etc...

I think you should try and get an instruction manual for your machine. After a lengthy search of my usual manual sources, I've determined that that this may not be so easy. I think you should contact White on their 800 number and let them try and help you... 1-800-331-3164.

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Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Sewing hems on pants without stitch showing

you want to use a blind stitch. Refer to your manual and it should give you details on how to set the machine for that stitch.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Juki baby lock EA 605 'rolled hem'

No way to rolled hem, machine as much as 40 years old

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: can't re-attach the stitch finger when done

Open the front cover and working table (the door that is on the left side). On the side of the needle plate is a ****. Line your stitch finger up so that its flat side is towards the machine. On the inside of that ****, there's a little bracket to hold the stitch finger secure--it slides into that. Good luck! it took me hours to figure this out the first time! There's a yahoo group for White model sergers---they are excellent resources, too.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore sewing machine Model 158.17030.

Hi. First, I'd recommend you get a replacement manual. They are really useful. Check out http://sewingpartsonline.com/sewing-machine-instruction-manuals.aspx.

I assume you have different stitches on the machine and a diagram of some sort showing what each stitch looks like. Find one that looks like:

---^---^---^--- (maybe on its side). That's the blindstitch. Some machines require you use a blindstitch foot with the stitch, but some don't. Without the user's manual, it's hard to say what your machine requires.

Good luck and let me know what happens.

Robbie

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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How to do a rolled hem on very fine fabric


There should be a special foot for this procedure. I run a straight stitch near the edge first.

Mar 07, 2015 | Elna Sewing Machines

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Make a rolled hem


If you want it done entirely by machine you will need a special attachment. You'd have to check the make and model of your machine to find out if there is an attachment available from the maker. If not, there are some companies that make general attachments, and they'll list what machines these will fit. Check online sewing supply houses for this kind of thing.

You can also make one by hand. Any decent sewing book would tell you how. Usually you sew a straight stitch along the hem, using quite small stitches. Trim hem to a quarter inch from the stitch line. Crease the fabric or press it along the stitch line to the inside. Anchor your hand thread, then take a short stitch right along the stitch line. Next catch one thread of the fabric a quarter inch above the stitch line. It's just a basic running stitch, back and forth. Every few stitches, gently snug up the thread, which will roll the hem over. The finer the fabric, the smaller the stitches you take where they'll show should be.

There are some images that will help, if you enter the following search terms in google, you will see several pictures. Type the words," Illustrations for how to make a rolled hem by hand ? " and you will get a load of ideas.

Oct 09, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Need to do a rolled hem


Use a regular straight stitch, but use the rolled hem foot if you have one.

Jul 12, 2012 | Husqvarna Huskylock Computerized 905

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I need to know how to do the blind stitch hem


here is a link to great info on sewing.about.com which explains this technique with images, http://sewing.about.com/od/techniques/ss/machineblindsti.htm

In brief, you need to fold the fabric to be hemmed into a Z shape with the wrong side hem edge at the bottom of the Z.

The Blind stitch is either three straight stitches then a wide zig zag which swings to the left and catches a little bit of the folded edge, or three small zig zags, then one wide zig zag to the left to catch one stitch into the folded edge. The zig zag style has a little more stretch in it so works good on jerseys and knits.
tally_girl_0.gif You need to use the blind hemming foot which helps you to line up the folded edge and keep it at a constant distance from the needle. It will look like this.
tally_girl_53.jpg Turn the little silver screw to move the white plastic guide left or right until you've got just a smidgen of fabric being stitched by the left wide stitch. Always do a practice sample first to get the stitching and guide set right. On most machines you can vary the width of the big zig by adjusting the stitch width dial a little.

You need to adjust the blind hemming foot guide so that the needle is just catching a tiny amount of your folded fabric because this is the stitch which shows on the right side of the fabric when you unfold the Z. So forget trying to hem satin or expensive fabrics this way, a hand sewn stitch will give a much better finish.

Blind hemming works best on a hem which is continuously straight on the same grain line, its not great for a curved hem. So if you've got a tiered skirt or the frill on a bed valance, it is fine as the fabric edge to be hemmed will be a continuous straight length. You can use it on a slightly curved hem for jerseys as the fabric has more give, and patterns will help to disguise the stitching too.

I hope that this helps you to sew your blind hem, 4 thumbs up if so.

Jul 19, 2011 | Brother LS2020 Sewing Machine

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When buying a sewing machine that has blind hemming feature .what does this mean./


it means there is a foot included that will straight-stitch a certain number of stitches then do a zigzag stitch to the left that will catch the fold of the fabric at intervals. The fold is made at the width of the hem you want. When you finish and straighten the hem out, the hem stitches will barely be visible on the top side unlike straight-stitching across the top of the fabric. There will be a "hem stitch" option on the machine and the foot will possibly have a movable guide that runs along the fold of the fabric to where your zigzag "catching the folded fabric" stitch is consistent.

Mar 21, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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I have a very old Husqvarna sewing machine which does basic things like button holes, zig zag and straight stitching. Can I get a foot for this machine which rolls hems. Thanks


You should be able to get a rolled hem foot for your machine, although I don't know what model you have to help further.
http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/media/Rolled_Hem_Foot.pdf
Try having a look on the Husqvarna site for accessories.

Aug 27, 2010 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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How do I shorten the stitch to make a rolled hem? Please help.


For the rolled hem: the needle is in the O2 or right position, the length is 1.5 in the rolled section- you will see this, if you look on the side of the bottom knob- you can decrease this to 1, but you have to stay within the rolled section, the width is 3.5. the stitch selector is on D, the upper looper selector is UP, the blade is engaged and the subsidiary looper is to the right. You can use a decorative thread in the upper looper- Madeira Decor, Superior Threads made for bobbin work, or YLI Pearl Crown Rayon- or use a wooly nylon for excellent coverage and not need to decrease stitch length. I usually don't need to change the length with these threads.

May 21, 2010 | Baby Lock Evolve

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Placing material for rolled hem


Usually what is done as far as I do it, is to sew a straight stitch at 45 degrees to the corner that you are going to hem and use the threads to guide the material into the hemmer foot. Once the presser foot is lowered you hold onto these threads to guide the material in a straight line while at the same time holding your fabric slightly elevated in your right hand so that you allow the hemmer to be just full at all times. After you complete your hem remove your 45 degree helper threads. Your fabric must also be cut very straight or you will not get good results with the hemmer. This foot takes practice to master...once you know how to use it, you will never look back! There are other methods to using this foot that other people prefer, but for me this one works the best.

Aug 25, 2009 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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How do I do a stretch stitch?


The bes way to hem a t-shirt on a household machine is to use a double needle, straight stitch. You will see two straight stitches on top and zig zag on the back. Just make sure the zig zag catched the top of the hem.

Feb 19, 2009 | Kenmore 12102

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ROLL HEMING


You should be able to do it with a standard straight stitch. All you need to do is put the desired roll-hem foot on.

Feb 13, 2009 | Yamata BL4-434D

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