Blindstitch Machine

Sewing by hand is an extremely important method of preparing and mending clothes. However, it tends to be very time consuming and labor intensive. This is where blindstitch machines come in. These machines are used to sew clothes with a blind hem to prepare clothes faster. It is often used for formal and professional clothes where the stitching line underneath the hem of any cloth becomes almost invisible. Thus, it is given the name ‘Blind hem’ because nobody is able to see and detect the thread of the hem on a fabric.

Two things are necessary in order to sew a blind hemstitch on a sewing machine. One of them is a blind stitch foot for the sewing machine, and the other one is a blind hem stitch previously present on the machine. Every branded sewing machine has its own blind stitch foot.

One must follow certain steps in order to use a blind stitch in a sewing machine. First of all, the appropriate settings need to be gathered and adjusted accordingly with the machine. Different machines have different mechanisms and therefore different actions are taken accordingly. In the first stage, the fabric that is to be sewed is folded, pressed, and then taken to the sewing machine. The fabric is always put upside down so that only the hem is always pointing towards the sewing machine foot. After that, the hem is folded underneath the right side of the fabric. However, a quarter of the hem is always left where the actual sewing is done. Next, it is made sure that the hem is placed directly underneath the needle of the blind stitch foot. The blind stitch hem of the sewing machine will then will put a straight stitch along the folded side of the hem. The straight stitches are always centered on the flap. In reality, there is only a straight stitch with one ‘zigzag’ after every four or five stitches. From the right side, zigzags appear as tiny dot stitches stitched into the fold. The length of the trail of the stitch depends on how far into the fold the stitch actually reaches.

Sewing is done by using a needle, and the inside part of the hem side is always kept directly beneath the sewing machine during the sewing process. Next, by setting a seam guide, it is ensured that the sewing hem on the place and the fabric remains in its exact position. Finally, two tails of threads are kept both in the beginning and at the end of sewing. These two tails are then tied together with a single thread.

When the stitching is done, the hem is flipped back into its original position and then pressed. The threads are visible on the edge of the hem. However, it will not be visible in the front part of the fabric. In addition, it is always recommended to use the same color thread as the color of the fabric. For example when using a red fabric, a red color thread is used.

Blind stitch machines are very easy to use and some of these machines can sew at speeds up to 2,500 stitches per minute. This can be also used in various types of materials including cottons, synthetics, woolens, fabric and knits. It is also used in many places like department stores, tailors, clothing rentals, dry cleaners, and for home use.

A blind-hem function in a sewing machine is the ideal solution for people who have to sew many garment related items. Not only does it save precious hours which could be lost while hand-stitching, but it also provides professional-quality invisible hems. However, people usually practice blind stitch hem on some scraps before proceeding to fancy/formal dresses and pants. A perfectly stitched hem, which is almost invisible, will only be achieved when people have truly mastered the technique.

This Blindstitch Machine Review is Written/Updated on Aug 22nd, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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