This weekend, I finally got to crack out my sewing machine! First mission… to hem a pair of white linen pants that I bought months ago. I still haven’t worn them because they are 2″ too long.
I’m off on a Caribbean cruise in a few days and I want to wear these pants. They are so… cruisey! 🙂
The strategy… sew a test run on a blue cloth napkin. I wasn’t even sure how to plug the pedal into the machine. So… I cracked out the manual… turned on the machine… and then stared blankly… as I couldn’t remember how to do anything. It took a few minutes.
And then… what’s that “Fix” light? Nothing to worry about. Whew. It just means I want the machine to stitch in place a few times before moving forward. Haha… I thought it meant I needed to fix something.
So… I’m going to hem my pants with a blind hem stitch. A blind hem stitch looks like this….
And on the outside of your pants or curtain… it looks like this. It only catches the edge of your hem so that it’s virtually invisible. I used white on blue so that you could see it… but if I had used blue thread… you’d never see it. Pretty neat, right?
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