Another attachment I couldn’t work without! The blind hem in an heirloom quality dress is important to the appearance. A hand stitched hem is nice, but there is no way anyone sewing for a living could take the time for that! The blind hem replaces it.
You may say, but all old doll dresses have regular machine-sewn hems! A blind hem would not be authentic! You have to remember, we are sewing heirloom quality, NOT exact copies of the old clothes! We want them to look the same at a glance, but be of top quality. The very finest antique dresses — pre-1900– may have had hand sewn hems, but keep this in mind– once the sewing machine was in common use, no factory would pay women to sit around and sew clothing by hand. Most of the work was machine done! Things that could not be done by machine at the time–sewing on buttons or hooks, blind hems– were done by hand. As soon as machines and attachments were available to do so , it was done on the machine.
Our goal in sewing heirloom quality dresses is to make them beautiful, looking like the finest old ones, but with superb sewing.on dresses that will still be beautiful in 100 years.
The picture of the hemmer I have included is the one for MY machine– if you buy one, be sure you get the one for YOUR machine, if you run a search you will easily find it.
In a later post I will be showing a video of how this foot is used and how easy it is!
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