Rolled hems on the sewing machine are something I just don’t do all that often and there is a learning curve for these terrific hemmer feet. As I have said in earlier posts, I tend to make quite a few items for my family by request. This time a request has come to me from my nephew’s four year old daughter. She is requesting a t-shirt dress with a ruffle that matches a ruffled t-shirt dress for her 18” doll. The request is so cute and sincere, who could say no? Anyway, after getting the preferred colors nailed down and her current size, I thought I should spend some time practicing with my rolled hemmer foot so I can hem those all-important ruffles that will make the plain t-shirt into a frilly dress. Did I already mention that rolled hems are something I just don’t do all that often and that there is a learning curve for these terrific feet? Before using any of my project material, I wanted to practice on some scrap material I had in my stash box. There are several sizes of hemmer feet both from Pfaff and from Husqvarna Viking, but I tend to do best with the larger hemmer feet, so I use the 4mm or 5mm. If you give this technique a try, I would suggest you start out sewing at a slower speed, but as you gain confidence, you will be able to sew at a normal speed and do quite well. I also suggest you use the method that starts your hem on a piece of water soluble stabilizer since getting the hem started, at least for me, is the trickiest part. I have included three video links at the end of this blog entry that show you, in detail, how to use the hemmer foot; each video shows a bit of unique material from the other videos. Also, at the end of this entry, I have included four more video links just for fun. I didn’t know that quilting while camping was such a thing. I thought with summer here, if you didn’t know about this either; you might want to check it out! Happy Sewing!
As promised, here are the video links for the glamping quilting adventures. Who knew? This looks like a whole lot of fun!