Dear Jan,
When I try to sew a blind hem, I always see too much thread on the front of my garment. How can I make smaller stitches? -Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,
For lightweight fabric, adjust the width to 0.4. This will allow a smaller "bite" with the left-hand swing of the needle. For heavier fabrics, you can increase the width to allow for the added bulk at the fold. Increasing the length will make the stitches farther apart, so you will see fewer stitches on the front of your fabric. Always test on a scrap of fabric to find the optimum settings for each fabric type. And, remember to choose a thread color as close to the fabric as possible. Invisible thread is an option for difficult to match fabric or prints.