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Old 01-27-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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Lettuce edge with serger?

I've done a lettuce edge with the zig zag on my sewing machine, but would prefer to do it with my serger since it is quicker and more professional looking. I tried it the other day though, and even though I was pulling the fleece pretty hard, it didn't really lettuce at all

What do you think I need to do differently and/or adjust on my serger?

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Re: Lettuce edge with serger?

I think you would get the best results if you do a rolled hem. It makes for a very nice lettuce edge
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Re: Lettuce edge with serger?

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I think you would get the best results if you do a rolled hem. It makes for a very nice lettuce edge
I'm so glad you brought this up! My handbook has a big section on how to do a rolled hem, but I have no idea what a rolled hem is
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Re: Lettuce edge with serger?

A rolled hem is basically the fabric slightly rolling and then adding the serged thread to it. It's a bit hard to explain. I would follow the instructions with your serger to adjust the tension, I also have a button to "switch" on mine to roll the hem.
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Oh....and a lettuce edge on fleece may be a bit tough. If the fleece is a stretchy fleece, then it will work. If its not, then that is why it is not curling.
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