Hems

More on fancy hems

I've updated my recent post on fancy hems with some ideas on what to do if you haven't got the genius adjustible hemmer foot, and how to start a rolled hem. Find it all in the original post!

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Fancy hem finishes

I've been playing with some options for hem finishes on several recent projects, and thought I'd put them together in one post. There are so many ways to make a hem - it's mind-boggling! And after you read this, you'll be thinking up even more! Stitched overlock hem I needed a way to finish several… Continue reading Fancy hem finishes

Overcasting

The battle of the Titans: zig-zag versus overlock

Oh! Let's open this Pandora's box... For two thirds of my sewing life I didn't have an overlocker - couldn't afford one, and was getting on just fine without it. Then I chanced upon a good deal, bought one and could not understand how on Earth I could live without one all those years... The… Continue reading The battle of the Titans: zig-zag versus overlock

Fancy Stitches · Hems

What to do with fancy stitches?

Your machine has loads of them but all you use is straight stitch and occasional zig-zag... Sounds familiar? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Obviously, fancy stitches are there for fancy work. Or are they? What is the difference between utility stitches and decorative stitches? Well, utility stitches are there to help with boring work like sewing a blind hem,… Continue reading What to do with fancy stitches?