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From: kay m
Date: 08-06-2005, 04:30 AM (1 of 6)
I have a new bernina serger and have read the book of instructions and cannot get a neat rolled hem it comes out loopy can anyone help
User: kay m
Member since: 08-06-2005
Total posts: 3
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 08-06-2005, 01:04 PM (2 of 6)
What is loopy... Is it the threads are too loose ?? Or is it that the fabric looks like lettuce edging because the fabric stretched while serging?? :nc: :nc:
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: kay m
Date: 08-06-2005, 07:39 PM (3 of 6)
threads too loose and I have them on the settings the manual says tried tightening the tension and it puckers up then.
User: kay m
Member since: 08-06-2005
Total posts: 3
From: Kylnne2
Date: 08-06-2005, 09:27 PM (4 of 6)
If after tightening loopers and your material is puckering you might want to adjust your differential feed and possibly your foot pressure.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: June Harlow
Date: 08-07-2005, 12:09 AM (5 of 6)
On my Babylock serger I use a two-thread rolled hem, the looper tension needs to be quite tight, so as to force the fabric to roll. The stitch width should be adjusted so that the threads line up side by side, which is quite a short stitch width on my Babylock. Hope this helps on your machine :)
June ~

"If only I could find that missing pattern piece!"

June sews on a Pfaff 1209 and a Babylock 5180 serger
User: June Harlow
Member since: 05-30-2005
Total posts: 100
From: kay m
Date: 08-07-2005, 08:06 PM (6 of 6)
Thanks for your help I will try those answers out.
User: kay m
Member since: 08-06-2005
Total posts: 3
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