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From: nutt
Date: 01-29-2005, 10:42 AM (1 of 2)
Hi, it's been awhile since I posted but have a question that I've wanted to ask for a long time.

I have never used the elastic foot on my serger and was wondering if anyone had some tips to help me get the right amount of stretch I need for different applications.

For example if I want a very tight gather say for around the back of a swimsuit botton how much do I tighten the screw on the foot?

If I want a very loose or almost no gather say to help stabalize a neckline on a knit how much do I tighten it?

any help would be greatly appreciated!

User: nutt
Member since: 11-18-2000
Total posts: 1
From: Kylnne2
Date: 01-29-2005, 10:42 PM (2 of 2)
Karen, are you talking about tightening the screw on the foot? There are different types of elastic feet. I would just practice a bit with it and see how much it gathers up with the turning of the screw. It's supposed to do it evenly. Good luck with it.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
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