SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Brother
Brother

Forum > Sewing Techniques and Tips > Question re: best serger thread for a rolled hem ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Question re: best serger thread for a rolled hem
Serger Thread - Rolled Hems
DesertGirl
DesertGirl
Member since 5/28/09
Posts: 27
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



Date: 10/18/12 8:27 AM

Hello:
Does anyone have any preferences for serger thread for doing rolled hems? I've tried wooly nylon, but would prefer something else with a little more "body" as I am serging chiffon.

Thanks!
Rosews13
Rosews13  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 1/17/10
Posts: 1252
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 10/18/12 1:41 PM

I have done rolled edges on chiffon for the last 20 years because I hand paint silk and make it into scarves and wraps and sell them. I have probably made more than a thousand or two pieces over the years.. I use regular serger thread and this makes a beautiful hem and does not disturb the drape. If your machine has 2 thread capacity, that is even better because it does not introduce as much thread into the hem. If you want the hem stiff you may have to serge over fishline. That makes a nice hem. I'm sure you can find tutorials on you tube for that. Good luck!
Lovin To Stitch
Lovin To Stitch
Member since 9/29/11
Posts: 45
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 10/19/12 0:26 AM

Maxi Lock Stretch can be substituted for Wooly Nylon, although probably not ideal for chiffon.
DesertGirl
DesertGirl
Member since 5/28/09
Posts: 27
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to Rosews13

Date: 10/19/12 10:34 AM

Thank you; this is helpful and I will try again!
PattyE
starstarstarstar
PattyE  Friend of PR
Michigan USA
Member since 9/7/10
Posts: 2572
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 10/22/12 0:05 AM

Superior Thread has a new thread called Omni. I ordered some to try it out and I love it for my serger. It might be worth a look.

------
Stash: 206.75 yds. @ 08.06.16

sewsally
star
sewsally  Friend of PR
Washington USA
Member since 8/18/02
Posts: 1431
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 10/22/12 1:36 PM

I just use regular serger thread.
OBX
OBX
North Carolina USA
Member since 4/23/10
Posts: 190
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 10/23/12 12:06 PM

I like using a 40 weight polyester embroidery thread for a decorative look.
Doris W. in TN
star
Doris W. in TN  Friend of PR
Tennessee USA
Member since 2/9/04
Posts: 9790
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to DesertGirl

Date: 10/24/12 1:02 PM

Quote:
Does anyone have any preferences for serger thread for doing rolled hems?


For me, it depends on color needs and fabric weight. I rarely use wooly nylon for rolled hems, but I might if I was using a knit.

I have used Isacord brand (made by Mettler) poly mach. embr. thread for rolled hems and it matched the fabric perfectly in sheen.

I once did a silk chiffon rolled hem and got a perfect color match with Mettler 60/2 wt. 100% cotton mach. embr. thread. It was wonderful, no fuzzy look.


-- Edited on 10/24/12 1:03 PM --

------
iPad's auto-correct is my enema.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Techniques and Tips >> Question re: best serger thread for a rolled hem

Merchants on PR

Reconstructing History


Historical Patterns
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater Knit Fabrics
Web site

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.