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Using a Rolled Hem Foot

Rolled Hem Foot featured in One Thimble Sewing E-zine

The Rolled Hem Foot was the foot featured in the Footloose article in the first Issue of One Thimble Sewing e-zine.

I’m revisiting this foot as I’ve finally gotten around to doing a video tute of using this foot.  Apologies for my croaky flu voice.

I’ve included the written tute excerpt from the e-zine below the video for those who find written tutes easier than video tutes to follow.

The rolled hem foot is definitely one of my favourite feet for my sewing machine.  Rolled hems are a really nice way to finish the edges of frills.  Alternatives to using a rolled hem foot on your sewing machine are doing a rolled hem by hand or using the rolled hem settings on your overlocker.
The main difficulties people have with using a rolled hem foot is getting the fabric onto the foot.  Sometimes the thickness of the fabric can be an issue to.  I have two different widths of rolled hem foot one for fine fabrics and one for thicker fabrics.  I have used a rolled hem foot to do rolled hems on corduroy and denim but I find thicker fabrics have a tendency to come undone.

Tutorial excerpt from Issue 1 – One Thimble Sewing E-zine


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1 Comment to “Using a Rolled Hem Foot”

  1. Sarah 28/09/2015 at 2:05 pm

    Brilliant!!!! Off to buy a rolled hem foot. Thank you so much for this. 🙂


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