[Sewing] [SCoW] Blind hem machine?

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Mon Dec 13 20:51:39 UTC 2010

You can do a similar thing with a regular sewing machine, if it has the
right foot and the right stitch pattern.  A blind hemmer is definitely a
 specialty machine, and I'm not totally convinced it's something we need
at Noisebridge, which is why I'm asking.  If I were convinced I'd just
have gone ahead and bought it :)


Lulu Lin-Ott wrote:
> Isn't there a way to do this with a regular sewing machine? Or I am
> thinking of something else...
> L
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com
> <mailto:rachel at xtreme.com>> wrote:
>     What is people's opinion on getting one of these for Noisebridge?  My
>     coworker is selling hers for $200, which is $100 less than the cheapest
>     price I've found online.  It's in excellent condition, hardly used.
>     It's an RX-518, which is not an industrial machine but is a commercial
>     one, meaning it's intended for professionals like alterations or drapery
>     shops.  So it's gonna be plenty heavy duty for us.
>     What do you all think?  Should we band together and buy it?  I'm in for
>     $30 easily, anyone else think this would be useful?
>     Rachel
>     For those who don't know, a blind hem machine only does hems, but it
>     does them really fast, really accurately, and nearly invisibly.  Check
>     the bottom of a pair of dress pants - that's what it does.
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