, Yep, the needle tension need to be max on my machine to really do any difference on knits.

One trick for gathering is to increase the differential feed — meaning turn to a higher number — and this will help push more fabric under the gathering presser foot as you serge. Most of the time I use the 3-thread overlock for seaming, too. For this method a regular 3-thread overlock stitch is recommended. Cut your sewing time in half with this simple method for gathering with a serger! By adjusting the needle tensions and the differential feed you can create different amounts of gathers. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Today is the official launch day of my, Say Yes to the Machine Blind Hem Stitch What, Curious how my Sewing Jeans book looks inside? This seemingly clumsy machine can turn gathering with a serger into an easy task with just a few eay setting adjustments. 3.

These cookies do not store any personal information. The Upper Looper produces the stitch that lays on the right side, or top of the fabric, and the lower looper provides the stability for the stitch.

Genevieve. , Will gathering stretch fabric continue to stretch? Here, I have red and yellow thread in the loopers and black thread in the needles... Increase your Stitch Length to the highest number ~ mine is a 4, but some sergers go up to 5 Serge along the raw edge. I love the way a 3-thread-overlock stitch quickly neatens and finishes seam allowances on woven fabrics. You’ll learn that different fabrics require different amounts of pressure but after a while you’ll get the hang of it and be able to control how much it gathers with a simple wave or ahem pinch of the fingers! Aren’t you the life saver? Hello! I’m so excited!

I bet you won't ever go back to gathering without your serger! You can also pull the needle threads afterwards to adjust the gathers, just like one would do on a regular sewing machine.

I know this is an old post, but I just had to reply to your comment. And while I’m sure those are fine and dandy I’m lazy, I don’t really feel like learning how to use something, and my way is super fast and effective. 1. I am so going to give this a try!!! Sign up for the Premium Membership and get access to our best Craftsy videos and projects.

I’ve been experimenting lately sewing gathers on the serger, and I think that it’s actually better than a regular sewing machine in some instances and I thought I should share some of my experiments and what you can achieve using different settings and techniques.

You have won the internet for me today! A little experimentation will help you determine which stitches belong in your sewing arsenal.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

But as much as I love sewing, I also like to learn new ways to save time while I do it. When my kids were younger and I was working full-time, it was the machine that enabled me to accomplish ANY sewing at all.

Once you learn how to vary the stitch length, the knife cutting width, the thread tensions, and the differential feed on a variety of fabrics, then branch out and experiment with other stitch options available on your machine. Over the years, I have made a few pairs of running tights where I didn’t want a seam edge on the inside to cause any rubbing, but this stitch does not make it onto my favorites list. If you want plenty of gathers. FANTASTIC tutorial! Thank you!

If you are in the habit of removing one of your needles for rolled hems etc, you will want both needles in for gathering, and your stitch foot in place if your model has one.

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-2-easy-ways-to-gather-fabric-on-your-serger/2015/02/24/ Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques. Gathering foot for a serger. If you have yet mastered the use of a serger, sign up for Bluprint’s class Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques with Amy Alan. Gathering with a serger. Now are you ready for my super duper easy, one step, you don’t have to change a single setting or foot on your serger trick? The most important part of gathering with a serger is getting the settings right.

I didn't do any of it by hand by pulling on threads and I did not have to use a special foot! BUT if you don’t have one this is the next best thing!

Thank you. By adjusting the thread tensions for the different positions many other stitch formations can also be achieved, including the rolled hem, flatlock, picot edge, braid edge, and more.

Serger overlock stitches have built-in elasticity that make them a natural fit with knit fabrics. Increase your Stitch Length to the highest number – mine is a 4, but some sergers go up to 5.


Gathering on the serger is awesome because when you’re done the edge is finished AND you’re done gathering, bam time saved!

Yes, no more hand gathering for you when you can change the settings of your machine to do it for you. This is not difficult or time consuming at all.

While it can seem intimidating, most stitches  I use frequently only require three spools of thread. I'm the creator behind The Last Stitch, a leading resource for learning modern sewing techniques in an easy to understand manner. Well I have one of those for you today. (The feed dogs are front and back teeth that grip the fabric and advance it past the presser foot when serging.) This is not difficult or time consuming at all. Get quick and easy recipes + crafts straight to your inbox!

You can remember this tutorial and that I had white ones running parallel with the edge; those are the ones you need to gather with. Blown.

Ruffles on everything now!!

The elasticator foot only handles 1/4″ elastic, so while it’s useful, it is also somewhat limited.

Okay but if you have a lot of gathering to do like I do with all the ruffles I make for my Etsy shop your arm might get tired pinching the thread. I put gathers in quotation marks here because on knits, maxing out the differential feed won’t really create much gathers. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Well! As you pin your gathered edge in place, if you find that it is gathered a little too tightly, all you need to do is pull out on the fabric to loosen it! You’ve saved me hours of gathering jobs. Anytime. Powered by. We have an Instagram Live EVERYDAY for you this week…. I know this is an old post, but I just had to reply to your comment.