Last week Linda Fellows, owner of The Bobbin Case, mentioned that I could roll a hem on a scarf using my Bernina. She gave me a demo and it looked so simple that I had to put it to use immediately.
I had a piece of silk at home that had been sitting in a drawer since my trip to the Kyoto flea markets a number of years ago. It was a perfect length for a scarf and the sides were acceptably finished but, as you can see in the photo, the ends needed to be bound in some way.
The trick is to use the button hole option on your machine and set it to 'manual.' I chose stitch #51 among the button hole stitches on my Bernina 730 and then played with the settings on a small piece of silk I cut off from one end of the scarf. For this project, I decided upon a width of 4.9 and a length of 1.0. I had the tension set at 2.5.
The actual sewing process was quite easy. I simply inserted the silk under the foot with about 3/8" lying to the right of the needle and then stitched. The result was a rolled edge.
I am going to play with this option some more. There are more uses for it, of course. It has a lot of potential in using sheers in my art quilts. Hope that you find it useful as well!