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

Forum > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Serger seam wavy on stretch woven ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Serger seam wavy on stretch woven
Sunshine12242
Sunshine12242
Member since 6/7/11
Posts: 196
Send Message

      



Date: 11/25/12 4:48 PM

I am trying to sew a bias skirt from Pamelas Patterns with stretch woven from EOS and cannot get the seams sewn without ripples. Have taken stitching out once and when fabric isn't sewn sides are "ok", but when stitched, waves are there. I have a BL Imagine and have tried using the "N" on the tension setting and then moved it down one peg and it still doesn't work out. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you

beauturbo
beauturbo
Advanced
CA USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 3316
Send Message

      



In reply to Sunshine12242 <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 11/25/12 5:23 PM

I think you probably have to engage your differential feed, and turn it's control and make it so when you sew, the split feed dogs there are condensing and pushing the fabric together a little bit more, rather than pulling on it and stretching it out.

LynnRowe
starstar
LynnRowe  Friend of PR
Advanced
BC CANADA
Member since 3/9/09
Posts: 9174
Send Message

      



In reply to Sunshine12242 <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 11/25/12 11:20 PM

To absolutely eliminate drag lines, I always hand baste the seam first. Then serge.

PS: Moving below the N stretches the fabric. When fabric is rippling, you need to gather the fabric slightly by moving the differential to the + side, above the N.



HTH!
-- Edited on 11/25/12 11:21 PM --

------
I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

mkhpaintsew
mkhpaintsew  Friend of PR
Intermediate
IN USA
Member since 4/5/06
Posts: 202
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 11/26/12 12:10 PM

I'm no serger expert, but I start with the basic setup recommended for my fabric in my serger manual. Then I get scrap pieces and play around until everything is fine-tuned. I sometime adjust the pressure on the presser foot, too. It might take a little bit of time, but the results are worth it.

justgail

justgail
Intermediate
IA USA
Member since 1/19/06
Posts: 729
Send Message

      



In reply to mkhpaintsew <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 11/26/12 1:17 PM

I do this also. I taught myself long ago to keep the scraps from cutting just for this purpose.

Some will also keep a sample of a good setting with notes for future reference, but I've never quite gotten that organized to set up a system for keeping (and finding) them.

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. Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers >> Serger seam wavy on stretch woven

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Register

Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Register

McCall's 4444

photo
by: Kiwi Natio...

Review
Sewing Workshop Now & Zen Shirts Pattern

Sewing Workshop Now & Zen Shirts Pattern

Buy Now
Favorite Things Mama Mia Pattern

Favorite Things Mama Mia Pattern

Buy Now

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

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.