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.
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.
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.
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).
Now let's hem knit fabrics on serger that has four threads.
The is very simple way of hemming knit fabric.
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.
First, pull out the right needle thread away. The knife is up.
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.
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.
This shows the hemming the edge of other kind knit fabric.
This is the wrong side of hemming with using three threads.
Depending on the tension of the needle thread will change the appearance of a seam.
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