How to Sew a Blind Hem: Free Video Tutorial

Did your sewing machine come with a blind hem foot? It probably did, and you most likely have a blind hem stitch on your sewing machine, too. But do you know how to stitch a blind hem on your sewing machine? It’s quick, nearly invisible, and really easy once you see how it’s done. Join Connie Fanders as she demonstrates how to fold and stitch a perfect blind hem. Then you can gather up all those skirts and dress pants you never wear because they’re too long and hem them yourself – no more pricey trips to the tailor for hemming!


This is a blind hem stitch – straight, straight, straight, hop to the left, straight, etc. Check your owner’s manual to find this stitch on your sewing machine.

This diagram shows how the blind stitch sews in relation to the fabric and the presser foot. Note the guide in the center of the foot – this rides along the fold as the needle stitches into the hem allowance (straight stitches) and zigzags into the garment. With a permanent guide like this one, the needle position is adjusted as needed for proper stitch placement. Many blind hem feet have a moveable guide; with these the guide and fabric are moved to adjust the “bite” of the stitch.


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2 comments on “How to Sew a Blind Hem: Free Video Tutorial”

  • Leave it to Bernina! So thrilled to have all the videos to learn from.
    I bought my 830 10 years ago and was so difficult to use, it had so many features that I needed to learn but in order to do so I had to go to the dealer we’re i bought it which was 50 miles from me. So I was limited. Today thank goodness I can learn from all the videos, though it took years to get HERE, I AM GRATEFUL!

  • Great video. I have to budget for all the accessories right now. Can I use my 1C foot with the built in blind stitch to hem my pants until I can get a blind stitch foot? Love the videos as it is the only way to learn since I am too far to visit my dealer.

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