How to Use Blind Stitch Foot (Brother) – (Guide)

Last Updated on July 17, 2023

Discover How to use the blind stitch foot on the Brother sewing machine: The blind stitch foot is a versatile accessory that greatly enhances your sewing projects. Whether you’re into blind hand applique or need to guide your fabric for straight topstitching, it is a valuable tool to have in your sewing kit.

Here, we’ll focus on how do you use a brother blind stitch foot for basic blind hemming on various garments like pants, drapes, dresses, and shirts. With a few simple steps, you’ll be able to achieve professional-looking blind hems in no time.

How to Use Blind Stitch Foot
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How to use blind stitch foot brother

Before we begin, make sure you have the blind stitch foot and snap-on adapter compatible with your sewing machine. Now, let’s get started:

Attaching the Foot

Attaching the Foot - How to Use Blind Stitch Foot
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  • Disengage your presser foot by pressing the quick-release button located on the back of the snap-on adapter. This allows you to attach or detach your foot easily.
  • Each presser foot has a small pin. Align the pin on it with the groove on the snap-on adapter, and firmly attach the foot.

Setting up for Blind Hemming

Setting up for Blind Hemming
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  • Lower the presser foot lever to engage the foot.
  • To create a blind hem, you must fold your fabric in an “S” shape. This fold will align with the guide on the it.

Stitching the Blind Hem

Stitching the Blind Hem
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  • Position the folded edge of the fabric along the guide on the foot.
  • As you sew, ensure that the needle swings to the farthest left and barely pierces the fabric’s fold. You can listen for a faint sound as the needle pierces the fold.
  • Continue stitching along the folded edge until you reach the end of the hem.

Finishing and Inspecting the Blind Hem

Finishing and Inspecting the Blind Hem
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  • Once you’re done, remove the fabric from the machine.
  • Take a close look at your blind hem to ensure that it’s neat and secure. You should see the characteristic small stitches on the folded edge of the fabric.
  • Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a blind hem using the blind stitch foot.

Conclusion

Using the blind stitch foot on your Brother sewing machine opens up a world of possibilities for achieving professional-looking blind hems. Whether you’re working on pants, drapes, dresses, shirts, or other garments, mastering this technique will add a polished and refined touch to your sewing projects. With practice and attention to detail, you can create invisible hems that elevate the overall appearance of your handmade creations.

It is a valuable tool in a seamstress’s arsenal, offering versatility and precision in various sewing projects. So, go ahead and explore the possibilities with this foot. Happy sewing!

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