How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger

Hemming the pants or skirt from stretchy knits fabrics is always difficult. Garments sewn from knit fabrics have different ways of hemming. In factory conditions for this use a coverstitch machine. Hem knit fabrics with this special sewing machine is the most perfect way.
At home, the hem can be done in other ways. Try my own easy way how to hem knits fabrics using a serger only.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 1

If you will hem knit garments with straight stitches your standard sewing machine you get the wavy edge of garment (skirt or pants). In addition to this defect the thread may tear when you try to stretch a hem. If you have a serger you can hem knit fabric very easily.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 2

First you need lift the knife of serger. To do this you need to pull the upper blade to the right and simultaneously turn it upwards.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 3

Now you need to fold the edge of fabric as shown. Press well the folded hem. If you have little experience and skill you need to baste the hem by hand (or use pins, clips).

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 4

Now let's hem knit fabrics on serger that has four threads.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 5

The is very simple way of hemming knit fabric.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 6

Use it way to hem boys pants, girls skirt and other kind of kids garment. Next, I show you another way using one needle thread.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 7

First, pull out the right needle thread away. The knife is up.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 8

Fold the bottom hem skirt or pants as you did before. Serge the folded edge of knit fabric, as shown.
Note: Sometimes you need to loosen the needle thread tension.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 9

When sewing is finished you need stretch the folded hem and press it. In this case on right side a fabric will be visible thread stitch. It will add a decorative effect to your garment.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 10

This shows the hemming the edge of other kind knit fabric.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 11

This is the wrong side of hemming with using three threads.

How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger, step 12

Depending on the tension of the needle thread will change the appearance of a seam.

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