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Janome Blind Stitch Foot

Making blind hems

With the Blind Stitch Foot, you can create a professional looking blind hem in one easy step. The foot can be adjusted to fit the depth of your blind hem fold. Simply turn the screw to adjust the bite in to the fabric.
•  Thread the machine for a three thread wide over-edge stitch, according to the manual instructions

•  Set the stitch link to “5”

•  Attach the foot to the machine

•  Fold your fabric the depth of your hem, then back on itself, leaving an edge available.

•  Adjust the fold along the guide, so that the left needle barely pierces the fold.

•  Now, begin stitching your hem, aligning the fold with the guide on the foot.

•  As you go, the needle will just catch the edge of the fold

And you’ve created a blind hem.

Creating a blind hem on the Janome 1100D serger

The 1100D Professional serger, makes beautiful blind hems using the blind stitch foot. Begin by setting the machine to use program two 3-Thread Wide. Set the serger to the indicated adjustments. For best results, use matching thread, be sure the serger is threaded according to the colour coded guide located inside the front cover. Attach the blind stitch foot. Fold your fabric the depth of your hem and then back on itself, leaving an edge available. Adjust the fold along the guide so the left needle barely pierces the fold. As you begin serging, keep the fold lined up with the guide on the foot the needle will barely catch the fold and create a shallow bite and you'll end up with a beautiful blind hem!

Making pin-tucks

The Blind Stitch Foot can do more than make professional blind hems. You can also use it to make pin-tucks. Begin by setting up the machine for a rolled hem, according to the manual instructions, with the thread in the right needle.

•  Use decorative floss or woolly nylon in the upper looper

•  Attach the blind stitch foot to the machine

•  Disengage the knife

•  Fold your fabric along the line where you want your pin-tuck

•  Place the folded edge of the fabric against the guide on the foot. If needed, adjust the guide so the left needle will just catch the edge of the fold.

•  Begin serging

And you’ve created a pin-tuck.