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Date: 11/26/13 4:41 PM

I had an epiphany -- ok, not really -- but I found out that the special stitching I like on some sportswear is called "flatlock". And then I discovered my 1034D can do that!

But then when I check online, I don't see any special foot for it and in fact, don't even see where to buy feet for my 1034D at all.

Any insight?

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Date: 11/26/13 5:25 PM

I don't "need" any special kind of foot at all, to flatlock on any kind of overlocker, so if you want to do it right now, today, without spending any extra money or buying anything new, or extra at all, I think you must be good to go, right this moment without any of that kind of stuff.

It's just more the way you put your fabric in, put your knives down, sew over the edge of it instead and unfold your fabric later. And maybe if you want to do it, 2 thread or 3 thread. But as long as you got an overlocker locker of any kind, with any kind of foot on there at all that sews most things, I think you are actually good to go on that.
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Date: 11/26/13 5:30 PM

I just want to emphasize something in the middle of what beauturbo said -

Put you knives down

That's really the key - disengage the knife. Then you can even do it through he middle of fabric! Just serge along the folded edge, and gently unfold/flatten.
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Date: 11/26/13 6:47 PM

YES! No special foot needed!!!

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Date: 11/26/13 6:56 PM

Check this out, specific to the Brother 1034d

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Date: 11/26/13 7:42 PM



Thanks everyone!

beauturbo, I loved that post!

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In reply to MrsCharisma

Date: 11/27/13 5:24 AM

Your instruction book will have details of the tensions needed - or maybe your machine sets up automatically. The tensions are crucial to the success of the pulling off the fabric to create the flatlock. I've done even on my very old machine, so no problem for you to go as you are.

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In reply to MrsCharisma

Date: 11/27/13 7:36 AM

Three thread flat locking. You can use thick decorative threads if you want,sew with fabric wrong sides together so that when you open it out you get the ladder look on the inside.

Wide flat lock use left needle
Narrow use right needle.
Thick thread in upper looper (UL)
Normal thread in lower looper (LL)
Tensions on 0 for needles and upper looper
Tension 1 up from normal (5 or 6) lower looper


-- Edited on 11/27/13 7:37 AM --

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Date: 11/27/13 9:50 AM

Manual??!just kidding.

I'm going to have four whole days to play with my serger. Thanks for the detail Geejay

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My Measurements: 36 HB | 39.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

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