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Old 02-03-2010, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Serging knits is driving me crazy!

So trying to figure out if I am doing something wrong, or it's the fabric????

I made my dd a dress today, and the knit is pretty light weight. I set up the serger for a 4 thread overlock (the recommended stitch for knit) and the seams did not stay together... when you turn the garmet inside out it starts to stretch like a flat lock seam... I ended up stitching with the sewing machine along the seam lines in the places with the most issues, which took care of it, but shouldn't this work?

What would I adjust to fix this? I end up just serging with my 5 thread safety stitch most of the time, to avoid the issue and I know there has to be a better way.

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Old 02-03-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Hmmm I know knit is REALLY well, a bitch to sew LOL. I know it rolls super easy (but is great when ur purposely trying to do a rolled hem! LOL)

So u aren NOT wanting a flat lock stitch?

I honestly dont have any tips bc I dont use knits often..have you googled "Serging Knits" and seen what comes up?
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If the knit is thick enough it's not as bad, but when it's thin it's horrible-- made a pair of leggings and you could see the crotch seam...

I have 3 books on serging... haven't found much help in them yet.
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