SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Tips & Techniques > Using the serger for perfect 1/4-inch folds

Viewed 5561 times
Posted by: khurtdvm
photo

 
 
About khurtdvm starstar
Member since: 8/6/04
Reviews: 141 (tips: 5)
Skill level:Intermediate
Favored by: 6 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 3/27/06 11:51 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 11 people   
I groan when I read a pattern calling for a double-fold hem that involves first turning the raw edges under 1/4-inch. I usually change it to 3/8-inch, just so that it's not as difficult for me to measure and pin. But now that I have a serger - no problem! I just serge the raw edges (skimming the knife), and then I have a perfect 1/4-inch measure along the edge. I fold it to the edge of the serger threads and pin and press there, then fold again to whatever measurement is called for. This is going to make me much happier with 1/4-inch folds.

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Web site

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater Knit Fabrics
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


5 Comments
Login to Add a Comment    
stitchinjj said... (4/23/06 11:11 AM) Reply
Sometimes I use my quarter inch foot on the sewing machine and make my stitch length longer, sew along the edge first to give me a line to turn.
grandmasews said... (3/28/06 9:09 PM) Reply
this could be the answer to making it more RTW looking - I'll give it a try
MelissaB in WA said... (3/28/06 9:23 AM) Reply
Yes, that is what I do, it definitely makes turning up 1/4" a breeze doesn't it!!! :-)
FloraNature said... (3/28/06 5:41 AM) Reply
Great tip!
KarenP said... (3/27/06 1:17 PM) Reply
Clever! I'll have to give this a try.
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Class Details

Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

You Sew Girl 200mm Purse Frame Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 200mm Purse Frame Purse Pattern

Pattern Details
Pamela's Patterns Unmentionables Worth Mention Pattern

Pamela's Patterns Unmentionables Worth Mention Pattern

Pattern Details

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.