I will NOT throw my rolled hem foot across the floor

 

Right, so not to be narky but I was promised by a couple of people that a roll hem foot would change my life. My hems would be “neat and chic” and “look dreamy”. I got a 3mm foot for under £5 and away I went practicing and practicing….

I thought I’d pretty much perfected my technique. Yay me.

 

Smugly I then attempted to add a rolled hem to my latest top project. Errrr disaster.

Not sure whether I crumbled under the pressure of it not being test fabric, I need more practice with my technique or whether every time you have a go at these hems there’s a high chance of it turning crap.

Probably all three!

I’ve  just read an ace blog post offering calm collected top tips for rolled hems from someone going through the same torment as I have been. I recommend you read it you’ve contemplating buying a hemming foot.

http://tanitisis.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/the-rolled-hem-foot-devil-or-divine/

I’d also recommend you get a 4mm or even 5mm (if they do them) as I think it’ll be easier to work with as you’re not trying to get such a tiny hem started/maintained! I’ll be off to try and buy a 5mm one soon.

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