Broken needles, difficult seams, skipped stitches and crooked top-stitching are a few of the challenges that keep sewists from sewing with thick fabric. While thick fabrics come with their own set of challenges with a jean-a-ma-jig or hump jumper sewing over seams doesn't have to be one! Learning How to Use A Jean-A-Ma-Jig or Hump Jumper is quick and easy. I bet after you use it a few times you'll no longer fear thick fabric and seams.
What is a Jean-A-Ma-Jig or Hump Jumper
Use the Jean-A-Ma-Jig in the back or in front of your sewing machine's presser foot for heavy-duty sewing.
- For topstitching and machine hemming over thick seams
- Use on jeans, jackets, towels, quilts, upholstery, and home dec projects
- Can be used with any sewing machine
- Prevents skipped stitches & broken needles
- Hem jeans quickly & easily
How to Use A Jean-A-Ma-Jig or Hump Jumper
1. Press and pin jean hems.
2. Begin stitching - stopping ¾ inch before thick seam. With the needle in the down position - raise the presser foot.
3. From back of presser foot - slide Jean-a-ma-jig up to thick seam allowance - lower presser foot.
4. Slowly stitch across the seam and off jean-a-ma-jig. With the needle in the down position - raise the presser foot and remove Jean-a-ma-jig.
5. Move Jean-a-ma-jig to the front of the presser foot.
6. Lower the presser foot and continue stitching onto Jean-a-ma-jig.
7. Stop when completely on Jean-a-ma-jig and lower the needle into the fabric. Raise the presser foot and remove jean-a-ma-jig. Continue sewing.
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