Summer dresses often have wide skirts, so the hems are curved. Yet they also often have rolled hems that don’t roll nicely on curves, they get all wrinkled up.
I found that a two-step hem works better and lies flat, and I’m using the felling foot again to make it.
See my previous post on tips about the felling foot.
So, to make a flat rolled hem on any odd curve, follow these steps:
Step 1. Attach the felling foot and set the machine to zig-zag 3mm wide with stitch length also 3mm. Your zig-zag needs to be rather spaced out to prevent a wavy edge. Stitch the hem.
Step 2. Switch to your regular straight stitch foot and set the machine to straight stitch. Stitch the hem again.
You will find that now it is very easy to flip the hem evenly without any special attachments because the first layer has been stitched. And no wrinkles in sight! 😃