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Not only is the Rick Rack "Blind-Stitched", but the hem is as well! Amazing old Singer Sewing ingenuity, don't you think? This attachment is called a Blind Stitch Attachment or commonly referred to as a Blind Stitcher.
Take a look closely in the photos above and you will notice that it was a Blind Stitch Attachment that stitched the samples while attached to a Singer Featherweight.
Use the attachment for traditional blind stitching and hemming without the tediousness of doing it by hand. However, feel free to venture from the mending pile and add a little fun to your sewing with the embellishment of rick rack.
You can see in one of the photos above that I sewed a dress for my daughter which had rick rack all the way around it - a darling touch for a complementary accent.
By following the additional instructions (included) and adjusting your stitch regulator just right so as to follow the waves in the rick rack, your hemming will take on a whole new meaning. So, get your rick rack and fabric swatches ready!
I've included several photos of the process, and I used dark thread on the yellow fabric, so you could see where I stitched. Ordinarily, you would use a thread to match your fabric.
Granted, if you are unfamiliar with this attachment, it takes a lot of practice and you will need to follow the directions carefully, slowly and precisely. Each attachment is tested for proper function.
You will receive with purchase:
- Blind-Stitch Attachment
- Instruction Manual & Original Box with the heavier duty Thumb Screw
- Plus, extra instructions on how to do the Rick Rack insertion