I just got myself a narrow rolled hem foot (from amazon). This thing is amazing, and only $10! I’m kicking myself for not buying one years ago.
This machine foot has a little metal thing that flips your fabric under twice right before it gets stitched down for a perfect and super narrow hem. It looks so professional!
It took me a little while to get the fabric steady at the right width so the hem would be just right, but in the end I’m so excited to have a really fast and really professional new way to hem! No irons needed!
The only problem with this foot is now I’m wanting more rolled hem feet, like this whole pack would be nice!
Have you ever used a rolled hem foot? Do you love it?
Getting one today!!! I have half a dozen projects that are waiting to be finished with a rolled hem…AH! Love it!
Umm…I have one of those in my collection and I never knew what to do with it! Now I have to go try it out. Thanks!
Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts
you’ve convinced me I need one!
Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter
sweet! thanks for showing us, now i want that whole pack! haha. what kind of machine do you use? it doesn’t say that it works on a bernina, so i’m curious to know. :)
Oooooohh. That looks nice. I will definately be getting one of those.
Thank you for posting this. I ordered the same one form Amazon and it arrived last week but I’ve been really nervous to try it. You make it seem so simple.
I don’t have one but now I believe I NEED one! :) Actually, I just added a ton of new machine feet to my amazon wishlist, lol.
You just blew my mind. I had no idea this existed. Thank you!
Oh, yeah. I LOVE my rolled hem foot. It came with a used machine that I purchased a few years ago and I had mine a while before I “discovered” it. What a difference! I used it to finish the ruffles on this shirt: http://www.always-a-project.com/2011/10/distractions.html
Nicole @ Sew Much Sunshine
AH LOVE! How did I not know this existed! Thanks so much I juuuuust bought one from Amazon! YAY!
Wondering how the foot is going over seams? I do my rolled hems the old-fashioned way because I always found these feet seem to bugger up when you hit the side seams.
Just picked up the 4mm and 6mm last week and I have fallen in love. There’s no way I could hem the 1000000 yards of chiffon on the bridesmaid dresses I’m working on without them!
ps That AMH print is my fave.
I want one!! I’ve been wanting one for a while now but the ones for my machine are closer to $50. Ouch.
I have one and love it. Don’t know what I ever did without it. Yes, Ginkgo Girls, it takes some practice to go over seams — sometimes I have to go back and fix that part….but it can be done if the fabric isn’t to think, and you’ve trimmed the seam…
Oh wow! I didn’t know these existed…I think I need one! xxx
I had never heard from a rolled hem foot, but it sounds great! I wish I had one ;)
Yes, I have one and have used it (not always successfully though). You mentioned sewing a few stitches before putting it into the foot, and I’m definitely going to try that next time. Thanks for the tip!
Holy cow, I’ve got to go through all the feet for this machine of my mom’s there’s not telling what all these feet do.
Thanks for this great post. I have a foot like this that came with the older Bernina inherited. I haven’t used it yet because I wasn’t sure how to start the process, now I want to give it a try!
Well I’ll be! I have one of those and have never used it, don’t even think I knew what it was!!! Now I going to have to go start a project so I can use it!!! I’m just a lot excited since I keep burning my fingers with the iron making tiny little hems on receiving blankets!!!
Jess@craftiness is not optional
I haven’t tried that but now I want to buy one! Looks easy!
I just looked in my stash of feet to see if I had one this past weekend… and I didn’t, so I had to do it by serging first then folding over my hem. Thanks for posting! I am buying mine right now. With a sewing business growing, this is going to save me so much time!
Oh my gosh, I need to get this off Amazon!
Thank you for this! I might have to run right out and get one!
Thanks! I bought one of these a while back, spent 30 minutes on two different occasions trying to figure out how to make it work!!! I will have to try again now that I have read this, the instructions that come with the foot were not helpful, in my opinion.
I have one… but I could never figure out how it worked! That’s the downside to working with a sewing machine older than you are… there are no instructions!
I have one but find it quite difficult to use. For example it doesn’t work very well on curves.
Shatzi @ Love and Laundry
Just added one to my Amazon wish list. I can’t believe I didn’t know about that! Thank you!!!
I have tried this foot but all my tests was failed:( I feel like I’m last one stupid in the world:)) I know it’s cool useful thing but… HOW? I even looked couple of learning videos and doesn’t figure out how it sewed right
AMAZING! thanks so much for sharing. I also didn’t know about that!
Crafty Tokyo Mama
My machine came with a number of different feet, but I have no clue how they are used or what they do. Now the mystery has been solved for one of them. Will give this a spin today! Thanks for sharing!
I have a bunch of feet that came with my machine but haven’t tried any. 0_0 This is one that I know will help a LOT with hemming tons of little ruffle strips for rompers and such. Thanks for showing the how-to. Seems super simple! I should had tried this sooner! :0)
My machine came with one and I’ve tried to use it, but it just didn’t work very well… I”m sure it was user error, so I should try it again!
I have one that came in the box of bits and bobs that the nice lady gave me when I bought her machine from her…I might work up the nerve to try it! Thanks for the tutorial! =)
Randi~Dukes and Duchesses
I’ve never done a rolled hem but that looks so great. I need to see if there’s any chance I already have one of those feet … otherwise, what a cheap and great investment.
I do dog bandanas so I need a neat hem. I tried the rolled hem foot. Took me a while but I got it. However I tried to sew a few stitches and then feed it through. I sucked. So now I just feed the fabric through. I use an awl or a straight pin to push it and just start sewing. Voila it worked great. When I come to a corner I don’t cut my thread I sew off the end, turn the fabric feed the thread through the foot and the fabric follows and feeds right in. I love this foot.
I have used one! Years ago when I made sheer capes for my bridesmaids’ dresses, it was the perfect thing. That was with a different machine, and now you have me wondering whether or not I’ve got one for my current machine. I think not, but I think I need one :)
Using starch on the fabric before sewing goes a long way in making the job easier to do, especialy on sheers.
The foot is awesome once you get the hang of it. Practice, practice, practice!
oh my gosh, I’m so embarrassed. That foot came with my sewing machine, and I totally used it as a zipper foot (it was REALLY hard). I KNEW it was more difficult than it should have been
Ha, you know I got one with my machine but didn’t know what to do with it. LOL. Thanks!
Sewing is really a pleasure when you have the right things for the job-like neat specialty feet. I like having a teflon foot and walking foot in addtion to the usual. If cost is an issue then try telling hubby that, just like him, you need the right TOOLS to get the job done. I said this to my husband and he finally understood why I spent so much on sewing supplies!
I love it too but………..it doesn’t work very well when going over seams. It’s hard to get the seam to go through the device smoothly.
I have used this foot but it never works out well for me. Although it takes more time, I like turning my hem under a 1/4″, trimming it to 1/8″, and then turning it over again and sewing.
I have one and use it alot…just love it!
How funny, Miss P at portialawrie.blogspot recently posted about rolled hem feet too.
I’ll say the same as I did to her, that I’m still battling with my rolled hem foot as it responds differently with every fabric you use it on!
Only a month ago I was cursing mine: http://almondrock.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/i-will-not-throw-my-rolled-hem-foot-across-the-floor/
It’s very rewarding when you get it looking lovely though. I think you should buy the pack! I use a 4mm foot most of the time but variety is the spice of life!!
Thank you for this. I have attempted to use my rolled hem foot many times (this morning even!) and have gotten very frustrated. I’ve read and re-read my manual and could not get it to work. Somehow I missed the part where you leave the needle down and then roll the fabric! Hopefully this will do the trick. Thank you!!
Kat @ sewchibi.blogspot.com
I have the whole set, but rarely get perfection on the 1/4″ guy. The others that are a little bigger (3/8″ and up) are great! I went through a phase where all I did was collect machine feet!! I have a little drawer full of them!!!
They only work good if your machine has the option to reposition the needle from center to left. Unfortunately mine does not (even in zig-zag it’s always centered, unless you want to use that stitch but then you will not end up with a straight stitch) so when working with the narrow hemmer the stitching line is at the very right edge and only 2 layers of fabric are caught, instead of the needed 3. The hem comes undone and now you’ve got a wide 1/4″ frayed hem with stitching at the very bottom. It would be nice if there were tutorials online that included how to use these feet with a machine that can’t reposition…
I had to check to make sure we were talking about the same foot, because my rolled hem foot is totally useless. It looks just like yours, but my results certainly don’t. Last year I spent forever trying to get a nice baby hem on fine fabrics, before finally giving up and using a different method. I watched videos and looked at tutorials, to no avail. So either I’m doing something wrong, or my machine isn’t set up to use one (it might be the issue Darth Tardius describes above), but either way I’m super surprised that everyone else seems to love theirs. Does anyone have any secret tips to share?
Depending on the machine, you may have the option to move the foot instead of the needle. I’d take a look at the manual that came with your machine, and see if you have that option. Failing that, you might have to track down a rolled hem foot that’s made specifically for your machine. I have a 1950s Singer (which doesn’t have a movable needle or foot), and the rolled hem foot that came with it works perfectly.