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Blind Hem Stitching - Brother EX-660 Operation Manual

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NCBC2000.book Page 34 Thursday, October 21, 2004 4:32 PM
UTILITY STITCHES ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————

BLIND HEM STITCHING

You can use the Blind Hem Stitch to finish the edge of a project, like the hem of a pair of trousers, without the stitch showing.
Stitch Name
R
09
Blind hem
stitch
R
10
*Rfc.: Reinforcement
a
Fold the fabric along the desired edge of the
hem, and then baste it about 5 mm (3/16 inch)
from the edge of the fabric. Fold back the fabric
along the basting, and then position the fabric
with the wrong side facing up.
a Wrong side of fabric
b Basting
b
Attach blind hem foot "R".
c
Select a stitch.
d
Position the fabric with the edge of the folded
hem against the guide of the presser foot, and
then lower the presser foot lever.
Check that the needle slightly catches the fold
of the hem.
a Needle
b Needle drop point
c Fold of hem
34
Pattern No.
Application
Blind hem stitching on
09
09
09
medium weight fabrics
Blind hem stitching on
10
10
10
stretch fabrics
c Desired edge of hem
d 5 mm (3/16 inch)
R
d Wrong side of fabric
e Guide
Stitch Width
Stitch Length
[mm (inch.)]
[mm (inch.)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
0
2.0
1.0–3.5
3 – –3
(0)
(1/16)
(1/16–1/8)
0
2.0
1.0–3.5
3 – –3
(0)
(1/16)
(1/16–1/8)
■ If the needle catches too much of the hem fold
If the needle catches too much of the hem fold,
adjust the stitch width so that the needle slightly
catches the fold by pressing the "+" side of the
stitch width adjustment key.
a Wrong side of fabric
■ If the needle does not catch the hem fold
If the needle does not catch the hem fold, adjust
the stitch width so that the needle slightly catches
the fold by pressing the "-" side of the stitch width
adjustment key.
a Wrong side of fabric
• For details on changing the stitch width,
refer to "Selecting stitching" (page 27).
e
Sew with the fold of the hem against the
presser foot guide.
f
Remove the basting stitching and turn the
fabric right side up.
a Wrong side of fabric
*
No
No
Rfc.
*
No
No
Rfc.
b Right side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
b Right side of fabric

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