-Blind Hem Stitch is found on most
machines of today. This stitch gives a nice professional look and can be
used on most fabrics.
-Top Stitch Hem can be used on most
casual garments made from denim, khaki's, camouflage, and corduroy. It is
a strong hem. It must be sewn evenly because it is a stitch that
will be shown.
-Slip Hem is great for thin fabrics.
Turn the free edge under 1/4" and tack and slip-hem the fold of the hem.
The fold can be stitched first on fraying fabrics.
-Overcast and Slip Stitch can be
used on thick and fraying fabrics. Overcast the free raw edge and
tack it in flat 1/4" from the edge. With the hem nearest to you,
fold back the edge and slip stitch it, pulling up the threads gently after
working about 8 stitches. Make sure the hem is held flat and don't
pull the stitches too tight. There should be no sign of a hem at all
on the pretty side of the garment with this stitch.