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Blind Hemming - Kenmore 1791 Owner's Manual

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19
BLIND HEMMING--
A BASIC STITCH
THAT ADDS A
FINISHING
TOUCH
Built-in
Blindstitch
is a
reai time-saver
RIGHT
SIDE OF
FINISHED
HEM
Blind hemming
is a good
technique
to use on garments,
and
especially on curtains and drapery hems so that stitches need not
show on the front of the fabnc.
Because your Kenmore has two
types of blindstitches
built in, blind hemming
is easier than you'd
expect.
It's just a matter of folding..,
give it a try!
-- Regular
blind stitch
for normal
fabrics
._ -- Elastic blind stitch for soft, stretchable
fabncs
INSIDE
DRESS
FtNISHED
EDGE
EDGE
Finish
raw
edge
of fabrtc
ap-
propriately.
You
may
want
to
use seam
tape
on woven
fab-
rics. With
knits use a lace seam
tape
or just
use
decorative
stretch
stitch.
Working
on wrong side of fab-
ric, fold hem up. Press and pin
in place. Then fold hem allow-
ance
under..,
leaving
_"
of
hem
edge
extending.
(Blind
hemming
can be simplified by
also using the special
Kenmore
Edgestitcher-ptease
refer
to
p. 37 for details.)
Now
the right
side
of your
garment
will
show
only
the blind
stitches!
Be sure
to press
both
sides of the finished
hem!
Here's how to set your machine:
Stitch Se,ector-
_ or
Stitch Width
Control
-- I_
to 2
Stitch
Length
Control
-- 12 to 10
Stitch
Modifier
-- Neutral
Blind Stitch
Foot
Zigzag Needleplate
SCREW
GUIDE
Place garment under blind stitch
foot with the fold of the garment
against
guide and
slide it by
turning screw so that the zigzag
just catches the fold,

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