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    Presser Foot--Rolled Hem

    Was wondering if anyone uses this foot for making rolled hems...Pros and Cons would be helpful...
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    I use them quite often for dress hems. The only con I could think of would be a very narrow hem. The largest hem foot I have is 1/8". If you're looking at using it on your tarp these hems act as water dams beacause they're so small.

    If you're looking for a fast way to hem without pins I'd reccomend a double turn/clean finish folder from
    http://www.cutexsewingsupplies.com/s...ish/Categories


    I have used these to hem large objects in very little time. Just make sure your machine has two threaded holes to the right of your pressser foot. These fit more machines than most would believe. Also while you're there take a look at he 1" plain tape binders, gros grain as fast as you can sew...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricecg View Post
    Was wondering if anyone uses this foot for making rolled hems...Pros and Cons would be helpful...
    Thems the devil I say!

    I've watched the videos and i just cant get the things to work. I know others have great success, but I just can't. Scheidlein (?) even uses them to roll a hem on a NoSeeUm baffle AND attache it to the quilt shell in one step!!!!!!
    There are lots of tips and techniques to get it to work, but it just doesn't for me.
    Good luck,
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    Thanks for the link Pag. I think I'll try one of the 1/2 inch double fold hem ones.
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    I bought one for my machine and have used it a couple times. Just takes some getting used to. It seems to be all about how good you can feed the material...at least in my experience.

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    I watched the video demos and tried a few times, but never could get the hang of it. Main problem was feed slippage on thin nylon fabric.IIRC

    Then I mastered Just Jeff's no pin hemming and haven't looked back.
    (true confessions: I use a few pins to get started.)
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    They don't have any instock

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    I've never been able to get them to work... but others have had good results. If you get one make sure it is designed for your specific machine. There is no such thing as a universal fit. Anyone who says there is is selling something. I find I can hand roll faster and just as accurately without the foot. But it take practice either way.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I Don't expect the size of the hem to help with water dams if the fold is under the tarp or if I plan grosgrsin the edges....I think the width is only a concern for flat fell seams unless I am looking at this completely wrong....
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    I am not sure how a rolled hem foot would work on a flat felled seam. I don't quite follow the process you have in mind. Make sure you understand how to construct either the flat felled seam or its close cousin the "folded french seam". To my knowledge the rolled hem feet are for just that.... rolled hems.

    I could be be wrong here.... but then I don't use them anyway.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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