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Brother 2340
First time using for a garment - beginning the hem
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Date: 10/17/13 5:40 PM

OK - after having the thing for over a year I finally made my first stretchy knit item (lightweight sweater knit cardigan) - used the serger for all sewing and then cover stitch for first time - doing the hem and sleeve hems for the cardigan took me longer than sewing up the entire thing. I'm moderately happy with the results. Used the tutorial I think they had on here for taking the thing OUT of the machine when done and it worked well.

However - wondering something - NO directions or anything i see, unless I missed something - ever mention how to get the threads all to the bottom at the beginning of the hem you are sewing - I ended up trying to pick them out and pull them through to tie off and in a coupe of cases I just couldn't get them pulled through. Ended up cutting off ends so now I'm not sure how it will hold up. For some reason I really hesitated to actually try the machine on anything because I was afraid of making a mess.

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Date: 10/18/13 5:34 AM

I don't know if I ever saw anything more specific than just needing to pull them back...I just thread each of them and pull them through.

Good luck with your baby

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Date: 10/18/13 6:13 AM

Pull the ends back through some of the stitching. I use a darning needle and can generally get all 4 threads threaded into the eye, weave a bit and pull through. Yeah, sometimes it's harder to get them through, the darning needle has helped a bit.

Or, get some Fray Check and put a dab at the end of the stitching when you've cut the threads. Fray Check is magic LOL

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Date: 10/18/13 7:44 PM

fray check - I HAVE some! Never thought of it! At any rate I'm not afraid of stretchy knits anymore! The serger handled all the seams beautifully.

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Date: 10/18/13 8:25 PM

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how to get the threads all to the bottom at the beginning of the hem you are sewing


When your stitching, before you get to the spot where you started, pull the looper thread (from the first stitch) and it will cause the needle threads to loop to the back. Use something small to pull those loops (one at a time) to the back. They're "just" barely visible. I use the pointy end of a seam ripper to gently pull them through.

Really, it's easier to do than describe!

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Date: 10/18/13 9:20 PM

I use a seam ripper to bring those pesky threads to the wrong side (WS) of the fabric. At the same time, I have a magnifying glass handy just in case I need help "seeing" what I need to do. Sometimes if you tug on the thread on top, you can see the area you need to look for the loop in. It takes patience, but eventually you can draw all the thread ends to the WS. I use a double-eyed needle to hide my thread ends once I've tied a knot in the end. Just clip the tail, being careful not to cut your CSing.

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Date: 10/23/13 10:10 AM

The beggining of a cover stitch doesn't unravel. After I pull the top threads at the end of a hem to the back, tie them in a little knot and a tiny bit of fray check.

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