FAQ: How To Sew Around Curves On A Serger?

How to Serge Curves

Serging curves is the one technique that really speeds up my sewing. I use it to finish off necklines and armholes for kids’ clothes because it eliminates the need for bias binding, lining, or facing, making summer playdresses quick and easy to make! Serging curves takes a little practice, but the results are worth it!

How do you finish a seam with a serger?

Ends of serged seams should be secured:

  1. Backstitching isn’t possible with a serger, so leave a thread tail at the end of your seam.
  2. Place the fabric and thread tail on top of a folded piece of paper toweling.
  3. Apply a dab of seam sealant, like Fray Block, to the end of the seam to seal the threads.

Can you sew seams with a serger?

Sew seams on knit fabrics, gather, rolled hems, and fancy edges are just a few of the things a serger can do.

Can I sew with a serger?

This stitch, known as a 4-thread safety stitch, can be created on all sergers and allows you to sew a seam, trim the seam allowance, and overcast the edge all in one step.

Can you Backstitch on a serger?

Because a serger can’t backstitch, it’s critical to finish each stitch to keep the threads from unraveling. Instead of leaving them long or cutting them off, secure your serged seams with one of these simple, tidy finishes.

How do you finish raw edges of fabric by hand?

You can use pinking shears, sew the edges with a zigzag stitch or mock overlock stitches, turn and straight stitch the material, or go for french seams to finish raw edges without using a serger.

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