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Posted on: 8/16/06 7:02 AM
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I found some knit fabrics can be fiddly at times, meaning the edges don't serge finish well, no matter the differential feed used on the serger or how taut you hold the knit fabric to serge.

I decided to try Sulky Solvy, the original, meaning the thin solvy not ultra for the seam edges. I placed a strip of Solvy underneath the knit fabric edge while serging. The serger feeddogs seem to grab the knit better with solvy underneath. This resulted in a nice even serge seam.

You can then spritz the seam to remove the solvy or sew up the knit garment and then wash it to remove the solvy leaving a nice seam finish.

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NancyDaQ said...
Good hint! I use Solvy with knits all the time. It also helps with hemming. And you couldn't get any simpler for removal--I just finish up the garment and give it a quick wash.
8/16/06 12:48 PM
patsijean said...
This is a very good idea.
8/17/06 0:28 AM
LiZ said...
Great Idea. I will be doing this.
8/17/06 3:14 AM
LiZ said...
Great Ides. I will be doing this.
8/17/06 3:15 AM
Nancy K said...
Thanks for the tip I have just about given up on making anything out of rayon lycra knit, but I have a couple of pieces left and I'll try your technigue
8/17/06 7:55 AM
kathi s said...
Thank you!
8/18/06 0:36 AM
Dijanjoe said...
Great tip for all the perfectionist out there!!
8/20/06 3:50 PM
Peggym said...
What a good tip. Will give it a try
8/24/06 6:03 PM
Nancywin said...
Thanks for the tip. I've never used solvy before, but am getting ready to use some slippery rayon sheers that this might work well on. I'll have to pick some up and give it a try
8/24/06 6:51 PM
glenj said...
great tip,sounds like a keeper
3/18/08 7:00 PM
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