Overlocked Narrow Rolled Hem

After last nights success with the welt pocket I thought I’d try something else new tonight.  I’ve had my overlocker since my 21st Birthday (half my life!!) but had never gotten around to attaching the plate and foot to make a rolled hem.

Not bad…….after 50 more napkins I might get the hang of it!

 This is also on my blog, over at Thimberlina…. with a lots more writing and a few more photos.

I’d love to know when you guys use an overlocked rolled hem? I can’t think past napkins and chiffon scarfs!

10 thoughts on “Overlocked Narrow Rolled Hem

  1. Rolled hems are great for floaty skirt/dress hems too. I’ve also used it on sleeves, adding in the differential feed to get the lettuce edge effect. Nice job, I remember when I got my overlocker and tried out each thing it did, was fun, I should do it again to remind myself 🙂

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    • Good idea, I’m thinking I might use it to hem my jeans I’m refashioning.
      I wish I’d have tried it sooner and not waited 21 years.
      Do you have any other feet you use on your overlocker? I’ve looked at the optional ones but not sure if I’d use them. ✂️😃✂️

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      • I have a blind hem foot and an elasticator foot. I have only tried the elastic foot, it’s pretty neat – great for swim suits and lingerie, maybe if my vote option wins for March I can try it again soon 🙂

        I am playing with my new coverstitich machine for this months challenge, you remind me I should try out my blind hem overlocker foot too!

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        • Oooo! I might have to invest in the elastic one, I’d really like to make my own lingerie, it would be a great way to use up scraps of fabric, don’t think much would be needed for a pair if knickers, unless I wanted the Bridget Jones look! Lol 😃

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    • Thanks Del, flirty sounds good!
      I’ll try it next time i make a casual T shirt, if it doesn’t work I can always chop it off as I won’t loose much!
      On a different note, does your sister have a knitting/crochet blog? I stumbled across it, if so could you send the web address please?
      Thanks, Ali

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      • Sister? Do you mean my friend in England, Samantha of hwwp://sewinloveuk.wordpress.com ?
        Hope this is what you mean.

        Oh! Remembered that the flirty edging is also referred to as lettuce edge, because it looks like it!
        del

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  2. I use an overlock rolled hem if I’m going for a simple casual hem that I overlock then turn and topstitch. Its super fast and holds well.

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