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    When using a blind hemmer what is the best way to 'lock' the start and end of the hem so it doesn't unravel????
    Louise


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    Re: Blind hemming

    Hi Louise

    Have you purchased a blind hemmer? You kept that quiet.. There's a nice blind hemmer for sale on ebay for anyone living near Leicester - It's a bargain at £25.00. Industrial blind hemmer

    I pull extra thread out at the end and pass it through the lase loop and that holds the thread.

    Philip
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    http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


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    • #3
      Re: Blind hemming

      Yes, literally just bought one - out of the box at 1.30pm and had a go with it. Lovely. I should be getting some eyelet curtains to shorten later so they will be my first project.

      Not a true industrial one, but a solid, heavy semi-industrial from my local sewing machine shop.....I need something I can put away when not in use.
      Louise


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      • #4
        Re: Blind hemming

        Hi Louise
        do u mind me asking what make you went for?

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        • #5
          Re: Blind hemming

          Just a Wimsew as stocked by my local independent shop. I went in for a demo and asked lots of questions before buying, it is pretty heavy (metal body) and sturdy but sits on my table top (not mounted to its own table like an industrial one). I have had a go at threading it myself and it seems to work fine......have tried some scrap fabrics (faux silk, cotton and heavier woven one) and they all worked fine.

          The curtains I was waiting to be dropped of for shortening are here so I am going to re-hem them tomorrow and see how I get on.
          Louise


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          • #6
            Re: Blind hemming

            Hi Louise

            Does your wimsew have any speed control? I tried one (I think Alansew was the name) but certainly the same type, semi-industrial, but the foot control was either fast or stop, I'm still a novice and cannot sew fast, need to take my time, but would be interested in one of these. Maybe I was just unlucky and tried a 'duff' one.

            JE

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            • #7
              Re: Blind hemming

              It doesn't have a separate speed control - and it does go pretty fast. I experimented yesterday and found that with a bit of concentration, and if I rested my heel on the floor so only my toes exerted the pressure I could go at a more reasonable speed.
              Louise


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              • #8
                Re: Blind hemming

                Thanks Louise

                That's more or less what I found - I did not have any real control on the peddle, I'm not a proficient machinist so perhaps I had better wait a while, problem is I hate hand stitching and it takes so long, and I have a house of curtains to do.

                Will you use your hemmer for just the hems or can the lining be attached using it.

                JE

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                • #9
                  Re: Blind hemming

                  It just hems....

                  I think you need a different machine to attach linings - check this post http://www.my.decozo.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1289
                  Louise


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                  • #10
                    Re: Blind hemming

                    Good Luck with your new machine I think it will be some time before I could manage one.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Blind hemming

                      Can anyone answer Louise's original question.......how to lock the start & end so it doesn't all unravel? Have just bought a 2nd hand Wimsew portable blind hemmer and am trying to figure out the exact same thing!
                      Jane

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                      • #12
                        Re: Blind hemming

                        I pull the last loop through and that secures the thread..

                        Hope this helps!
                        Have you registered your business yet?

                        http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                        A MyDecozo Directory

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                        • #13
                          Re: Blind hemming

                          when you have finished sewing pull very gently on the thread and the next stitch will create a loop then thread your long loose end through the loop and pull this will secure it ,there is no need to secure the beginning of your sewing as this locks automatically

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                          • #14
                            Side turns vs Blind hemming

                            You can use a blind hemmer for sewing in the linings, but this mean a false mitre. Will try and put some pics up at some point.

                            Philip
                            Have you registered your business yet?

                            http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                            A MyDecozo Directory

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                            • #15
                              Re: Blind hemming

                              Those pics would be interesting Phillip - I've just pinned my lining and will hand sew tomorrow, which I am very pleased with as I only started these curtain in November!!!!!!

                              The spirit is very willing but the fingers don't seem to work.

                              JE (Novice)

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