Member since 1/1/13
Date: 1/9/14 2:48 PM
I'm making dance wear shorts (basically a swimsuit bottom) and I am going to use my serger. I will be serging spandex, lining, and elastic all together. I see there is an elastic foot available - is it worth it. BTW - I've only been sewing a year but I'm one to just dive in. So far I haven't drowned - just some close calls.
Member since 8/8/12
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Date: 1/9/14 3:59 PM
I think you will want more control over the stretching of the elastic. My limited experience with the elastic foot seems to indicate it would be great for something long such as a crib sheet or the like.
I do use my serger to apply elastic after I have quarter pinned it, but just the regular foot - or maybe the clear foot so I can see better.
Member since 6/22/07
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Date: 1/10/14 5:02 PM
I am a costumer and sew swim/dance wear all the time. I have never had an elastic foot as I like having control over the amount of stretch, and where the stretch is.
I have none in the front, and lots in the back to cup the but, and that way it doesn't creep up and give a "wedgy"
Member since 2/8/09
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Date: 1/11/14 9:39 PM
I got the elastic foot for my BL- know its not the same model but I think it is the same concept. It was a complete waste of money.
You have to experiment with each elastic each time. Figure out how much you need to get the degree of stretch you want. Then turn the knob and test it until you get the serger elastic foot to deliver that stretch.
I did try it on a crib sheet and it worked but was just as easy without.
I have a general awareness of how much my one hand needs to stretch it and that depends on the curves I encounter in the pattern. The foot won't know that- it only gives a consistent feed. That makes it about useless for garments.
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