The hem feet are used to make narrow/small double-folded hems on medium to light-weight fabrics. The foot is available for most machines in three sizes, 2mm, 3mm, and 5mm. If you turn the foot over, you'll see a groove. That groove is the size of the finished hem.
Stitch a narrow hem in very lightweight fabrics such as silk scarves, batiste napkins, shirt hems, ruffles, and lingerie. Straight stitch, length 2 with a needle for lightweight fabric.
How To Use The Rolled Hem Presser Foot
1. Snap on the Narrow Hem Foot.
2. Press a double hem (the width of the tunnel on the underside of the foot) in the first inch of the hem.
3. Place under the presser foot and stitch several stitches along the edge of the hem.
4. Stop with the needle in the fabric, raise the presser foot, and pull the fabric edge up into the scroll/guide on the foot. Lower the presser foot, and continue to sew.
Do not help the fabric edge to roll, simply hold it vertically.
What Size Hem Foot To Use
2mm narrow hem foot: Use lightweight fabrics like chiffons, batiste, and silk. Use a straight stitch.
5mm narrow hem foot: Used for medium to lightweight fabrics such as calico, and home dec fabrics. Use a straight stitch, zig-zag stitch, or a decorative stitch.
3mm shell/hem foot: Use on fabrics that are soft like lingerie, batiste, challis and other lightweight stretchy fabrics.
Tips: if the edge of the fabric tends to glide out of the hemmer, guide the fabric slightly to the right. If too much fabric enters the hem foot, pull it slightly to the left.
If you have any questions about using the hemmer feet let me know, if you already use them, do you like the finished hem?