Friday, May 16, 2008

Rolled Hem Presser Foot Review

I've had this rolled hem foot (aka hemmer foot) for a while now. Unfortunately, I have yet to master the art of the rolled hem. Try as I might, I can never seem to produce consistant hems with this foot. I end up with fabric peeking through, or either I don't roll enough fabric through and the hem comes loose.

I really want to be able to use this foot. It is MUCH faster than doing a narrow hem (so I'm told.) I'm ashamed to admit it, but I've spent a total of 90 minutes fidgeting with the fabric and the foot trying to figure out where I'm going wrong... and I still can't produce a consistant hem.

See what I mean? Sometimes it's beautiful, and sometimes it's not. I found a great tutorial here that explains how to use this foot. I hope you have better luck with it!


varenia said...

thanks for the link to that tutorial! my rolled hems never turn out quite even.... have a great weekend!

aima said...

This is something new for me; never seen one of those footers before. Thanks for the link to the tutorial and good luck.

Bethany Hendrickson said...

I think I read about this in the book called "Sewing Secrets From the Fashion Industry" – the trick they gave was to feed the fabric in diagonally.