I keep seeing all these beautifully serged diapers and I am :banghead: GRR so frustrated that I spent more money on what I thought was a good quality serger (pfaff coverlock) and I can't do one of the basic things I need.
Can you recommend a serger you like that can do tight curves??
12-27-2008, 11:40 AM
It takes practice to know when to turn the fabric, to get it in the right place for the blade and the stitching. Use scraps and practice the type of curves you want to make. Most Pfaffs have a recessed knife and that makes it easier to see ehat you're doing.
12-27-2008, 11:50 AM
yep I have a cheapo speedylock and I can get tight curves on it but before I was having a hard time, you have to know when to turn it, how to turn it so it doesnt cut off the fabric. Frustrating at first but I'm sure the Pfaff can do it!
12-27-2008, 07:22 PM
I don't know, I've had it for 6 months and its still not easier. I mean I'm not chopping the fabric or anything, I just can only do so tight of a curve but no tighter. Oh, well. I'll give it a month more of practicing and then its going up on ebay! :giggle:
12-27-2008, 07:41 PM
I had a really hard time on mine until I adjusted the tension. I now have the needle tension a lot higher than what's recommended in the manual and it's doing tight curves like a dream (and it's the cheapo singer serger). hth!
12-27-2008, 08:43 PM
Honestly, I think it's a combo of practice and a good machine. I've used quite a few sergers at the same skill level and some did perform much better on the curves, although you can improve your skill with practice on even a basic machine. I have a Babylock Imagine wave which is absolutely *fantastic* for bringing it home on the curves. :thumbsup: