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tortugafeliz
« on: August 31, 2008 04:50:24 PM »

 :-\I know most of u already know, but I have been trying and trying and no success, plus I lost the manual of my machine and really want to finish my DD dress. Please help or point me towards some help. I have a Singer featherweight. Thanks.
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elijor
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008 07:15:42 PM »

In order to do a blind hem on the machine the machine has to be able to do a zigzag stitch. Since Singer Featherweights only do a straight stitch you won't be able to do the blind hem.

You can fold the hem up and sew a very nice straight stitch that will show (a little if the thread matches or a nice top stitch design if the thread contrasts nicely). If you don't want the stitches to show you will have to do it by hand.

By the way this site has the owners manual online.
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tortugafeliz
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008 09:08:36 AM »

thank you so much for your reply, but my featherweight is a newer model is the 132Q so it has zig-zag, could you explain to me which is the right setting and how to be able to fold the fabric in the right way? Thanks.
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elijor
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008 12:59:07 PM »

I tried to find your machine online and couldn't get a good enough picture to see if it has a blind hem stitch. It doesn't looks like it has a blind hem foot but possibly you have one you bought extra.

I did a google search for "how to blind hem with a machine" (often faster than waiting for help although sometime it doesn't help) and came up with tons. The first hit was a very good you tube video and the second was an About.com article that has a good picture of what the stitch looks like.
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