Blindstitch/Blindhem Stitch

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Blindstitch/Blindhem Stitch

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Used mainly for hemming fabrics where an inconspicuous hem is difficult to achieve (this stitch is also useful for securing binding on the wrong side). Fold the hem edge back about ¼" (6 mm). Take a small stitch in the garment, picking up only a few threads of the fabric, then take the next stitch ¼" (6 mm) ahead in the hem. Continue, alternating stitches between the hem and garment (if using for a non-hemming application, simply alternate stitches between the two fabric edges being joined).

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