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Easy Hem Foot Tutorial - Create Perfect Hemlines With No Stress or Tears

Easy Hem Foot Tutorial - Create Perfect Hemlines With No Stress or Tears

Hemming has to be my least favorite part of sewing. I would rather gather a waist than to hem the bottom. To sew a perfect hem, requires lots of time, which I currently don’t have a lot of.


As I was googling one night, I stumbled across a wide hem foot. I was a bridal seamstress previously, so I have experience with a narrow hem foot but I had never heard of a wide hem foot.

Hem Foot Example
Of course I purchased the set of three that night. If they didn’t work, it was only $9 right!?? Well, I’m very thankful for my impulsive purchase that night because my love for sewing has increased a little more.


I can now hem a skirt in 4 minutes flat. That’s right 4 minutes!! These wide hem feet are the absolute truth and must have! Every time I have used them, my hems have been perfect and even. And the best part is, there are three different sizes for only $9. It still seems too good to be true.


Okay so after you purchase them here is how you use them. If you don’t have experience with a narrow rolled hem foot, upon glance the wide hem foot can seem complex, but trust me it’s easier than it looks.

Hem Foot for sewing matchine
Okay, so here is the ½ inch wide hem foot. I use this most often because many of my favorite Ellie and Mac patterns call for a ½ inch hem.

These are snap on presser feet which makes the process that much easier!
First, you want to iron down ½ inch on the first four inches or so on your fabric. This will help you to insert the fabric into the foot.

How to use a hem foot for a sewing machine

Then you will take the bottom of the fabric and slide it under and hook it around. It’s much easier to see how to insert the fabric, than it is to explain so be sure to check out the short YouTube video I have uploaded for all my fellow visual learners! ​Watch my Easy 30 Second Hem Tutorial Below. 

Next you will pull your rolled fabric underneath the presser foot.

Hem Foot Tutorial

Hem Foot Tutorial

Hem Foot Tutorial
Put your foot down and begin to sew, and admire the perfect hem as the fabric feeds through the wide hem foot with little effort from you. WALAH! You did it!!

I hope this helps you to make better and faster hems! To purchase here’s my affiliate link— KINGSO 3 Sizes Sewing Presser Feet 1/2'',3/4'',1'' Rolled Hem Snap-On Presser Walking Foot for Low Shank Sewing Machine, Singer, Baby Lock, Brother, Janome

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Yes! Thanks for the video. I’ve been scared of trying my hem foot, but this makes me excited to try!

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I’d been looking for a thing like this! Thanks so much. Super informative.

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This is amazing! Thank you for the video!

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These look like they would save a lot of time! Can it be done in the round though, I wonder?

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I sure could use these, wonder if I can make them work on my Bernina?

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Wow! I didn’t even know hemming feet existed! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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I need this in my life!!!

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This is really going to revolutionize my dressmaking, I have always struggled with hemming!

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Awesome! I need these, I really dislike hemming.

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So helpful! Thank you for sharing!

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So helpful!

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Thanks for the info!! And Congrats on 20K!! Thanks for the greatest patterns EVER!!

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Okay, I totally didn’t even know this was a thing! I think I have one of these. Now I need to try it! Thank you <3

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Now on my Amazon wishlist! My husband likes to pick me up things I leave in there as surprises.

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Does this by any chance work on knit fabrics?

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Thank you!!

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Wow!! This sold me! Super informative!! I may actually end up loving the hemming process lol. Thank you

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