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From: drgrl21
Date: 12-12-2006, 04:33 PM (1 of 3)
Hi Everyone,
I am new to serging, purchased a bernina bernette funlock 004 with no accessories and no manual. I want to know how to do roll hem w/o cutting the fabric and what to set the tension to?

If there is any other advice I can be given I appreciate it.

User: drgrl21
Member since: 03-08-2006
Total posts: 40
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 12-14-2006, 11:50 AM (2 of 3)
My only advice is ... Get the manual .. Internet is a great source for manuals... I have a serger that I have used for 15 years and I still consult the manual every so often.. I can not imagine using a serger without the manual as a guide.. Its too much to learn without a reference guide..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: Kylnne2
Date: 12-14-2006, 04:08 PM (3 of 3)
I have not used your model serger and do not know it's features so this explanation is rather generic.. but when doing the rolled hem using the knife to trim the excess off the edge gives a cleaner edge. If ever you do not wish to use the upper knife..if your upper knife is close to the needle then you can push it to the side by pressing in in the center and pushing the knife to the right then turn the knife to keep the blade away from you. If your serger has a recessed upper knife then you can drop the knife.
Doing a rolled hem calls for a change in width and/or stitch finger settings. Some models will need to have a plate change to the rolled hem plate. You will need to shorten your stitch length to around 1. Tightening the lower looper tension gives a tighter roll to the stitch and you might need to tighten it all the way to the highest number. Using the right needle gives a narrow and finer roll. I wish I could be of more help but not knowing your serger makes it difficult. Maybe somebody with your model can be of more help to you and will reply.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
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