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How To Use A Sewing Machine Hemmer

Hemmers are available in many styles and sizes, however their use and function are the same.... to produce a professional way of securing and protecting the raw edge of the fabric.
Please check our web site for the many available types and sizes for your particular sewing machine.

  • To Start The Hem At The Edge:

  • 1. Pull up the bobbin thread.
  • 2. Fold the edge of the material twice, about 1/8" at a time, for a distance of about two inches. Finger crease folds.
  • 3. Lay about three inches of needle and bobbin threads back under hemmer, as viewed in Figure #1. Place creased edge of material under hemmer with end of hem directly under the needle. Lower hemmer and tack end of hem with two machine stitches.
  • 4. Raise hemmer. Pull threads and hem slightly from you with left hand, then while holding threads, draw material toward you with your right hand to scroll of hemmer until tacked end is caught in hemmer, as shown in Figure #1

  • 5. Lower hemmer and commence to sew, slightly pulling threads back while sewing. Keep mouth of hemmer full to produce a smooth even hem by slightly pre-rolling the fabric as it enters the scroll of the hemmer foot, as shown in Figure #2.

Please Note: Additional directions will be supplied with the shippment of your new hemmer including:
* How to make a hem seam.
* How to make a felled seam.
* How to hem and sew-on lace in one operation.
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*High quality oil in refillable extendable spout. Long neck spout style of oiler #NK2 may vary depending on availability.
*Lubricant for gears
*Lint brush
*Extra fine quality screw driver for tension adjustments
*2 strips of crocus cloth for removing burs on hook, etc.
*6" abrasive cord #52 for removing burs in and around needle plate, etc.
*Oil and lubricant instructions pamphlet for various models

MinatureDriverSet.jpg Mini Precision Screwdriver Set (Bin T-4)
Small compact set includes compact bit holder or store bits in handle
Set includes: Slotted: 1/8", 3/32", 5/64", 5/64", 1/16"
Phillips: PH000, PH00, PH00, PH0, PH1
Torx star: T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T15

tweezersTWE6p.gif Tweezers #TWE6
Top quality tweezers with guide pin
6" long with bent point design.
The best tool in your accessory box. Ideal for threading needles on sewing machines and needles and loopers on sergers. Many other practical sewing uses: removing thread and lint build-up from small areas in the sewing machine, pulling out unwanted stitches, etc.

DriverSetWithOffsetRatchet.jpg Small Tools, Driver Set with Offset Ratchet (Bin-T-1)
Sewing machine and other small appliances require different tools than your car or home
This set is a great place to start
Set contains one each: reversible ratchet handle, spinner screwdriver handle, 3 1/4" extension handle
One each of the following bits
Slotted screwdriver: 1/8", 1/4"
Phillips screwdriver: PH#1, PH#2
Hex: .050", 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 7/64", 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4",
Torx: T6, T8, T10, T15, T20, T25

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Sewing machine and other appliances require a long thin shaft for getting into confined areas
5" long with a standard 1/4" hex shaft
Set includes one each: T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T15, T25, T30, T40

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Hard to find Torx bits, standard 1/4" hex shaft
Set includes: T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T15, T20, T25

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