(Extracted from this post.)
What I can give you today is a little tutorial on the blind hem I used. It's very simple, but it can be tricky to get your head around how it works. But it's well worth the "mind bending" even if it's a little painful because the result is so professional and effective.
First, you fold over the hem to the wrong side at the final depth that you want and press:
See how simple that is? You don't turn the fabric over (the wrong side still faces you), but just give the hem a little flip, making sure to keep a little bit exposed as shown.
Pin as you go:
You may also have a special foot for your machine, but you don't need to have it. If you do, it will have an uneven bottom--one side will be higher than the other. You put the fabric under the foot so that the ridge of the foot lines up with the fold, as seen here:
Once it's sewn, you can unfold them hem (and press again). Watching this may help you know what to expect:
Here's the seam as it comes off the machine:
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