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From: klschmeis
Date: 01-15-2006, 06:01 PM (1 of 4)
Hi. I'm pretty new to sergers. I bought an older Bernette 234 with no differential (I'm just learning about this). I'm trying to sew together a piece of knit fabric with a piece of woven. My knit keeps stretching. I know this has something to do with differential. Since I can't adjust anything on my machne for that, is there anything I can do to help? Would it be better to have the knit on the top or the bottom?
Lauri in WI
User: klschmeis
Member since: 05-13-2005
Total posts: 4
From: Pudge99
Date: 01-15-2006, 07:35 PM (2 of 4)
Myguess, and this is only a guess, would be to put the knit on top. I used to sew dresses with knit tops and woven bottoms on an old Singer sewing machine and that is how I did it. It kept the feeddogs from stretching the knit.
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User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Kylnne2
Date: 01-16-2006, 01:25 AM (3 of 4)
If you have a control for foot pressure on your serger you might want to try adjusting that since your serger has no DF.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: elegante
Date: 03-05-2006, 09:46 AM (4 of 4)
I still like to use my old bernette 234 at times--depending on whether you can live with bits of tissue in the underside, i used to use strips of tissue paper underneath to stop the bottomlayer stretching, and used to keep easing the top layer into the foot if necessary. I cant recall if i have tried using solvy instead which would eliminate waiting for the tissue residues to evenually wash out. Will check if it works tomorrow (actually today now) as I'm curious now. :cool:
User: elegante
Member since: 11-03-2004
Total posts: 5
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