Date: 04-09-2007, 01:40 PM (1 of 3)
What is the proper technique for serging an inside curve, like a neckline, on a serger? I was trying to serge the pieces for my dress, and I just could not do the neckline. I could cut off the right amount, but the stitching would start on the fabric, but then veer off so it's not even catching the edge of the fabric. It's a little hard to explain, but maybe you get the idea. I've looked in my serging book and online a little bit -- it seems like I should be able to do it, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Thanks again, everyone!
(I'm off to buy more fabric this afternoon after my shrinkage fiasco :sad
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Date: 04-09-2007, 02:09 PM (2 of 3)
I've found that serging curves is a matter of practice, practice, practice, and learning to gradually turn and guide your fabric. I've also found that you have to slow your serger down a bit when serging curved pieces of fabric. But, for me, I don't like to run my serger wide open, pedal to the metal, anyway.
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Date: 04-09-2007, 03:45 PM (3 of 3)
AHHH Patsy where's the thrill in that? I love putting the pedal to the metal.
But seriously Patsy is right slow it down a bit and guide your fabric carefully. Outside curves are easier but inside can be done without too much stress if you go slow.
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