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Double rolled hem (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 10/26/09 1:44 PM
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I learned about this in a class from Viking educator, Alix Graham-Michel. Most serger rolled hems are with one needle. This is with two needles, both the left and right needle left in. You set up the serger as usual for a rolled hem but use both needles and 4 threads. It works! She said she discovered this because she was too lazy to take out the left needle. I think it gives a very strudy rolled hem and in this picture I used it on fleece.
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solosmocker said...
Wouldn't you need 4 threads? I am confused.
10/26/09 6:58 PM
ryan's mom said...
Very interesting! Yes, I would like to know if you mean using 4 threads instead of 3 as well.
10/27/09 7:00 AM
apple annie said...
So how does it work? Using three thread and both needles, which one gets threaded?
10/27/09 7:54 AM
kws said...
This sounds very useful
10/27/09 10:16 AM
Sewnla said...
Thank you for sharing your tip. Not only does it look like a very sturdy hem but is a very pretty one too. Thanks again.
10/27/09 10:26 AM
marycds said...
Sorry, yes it takes 4 threads. I did edit this.
10/27/09 2:49 PM
j222b said...
The example in your picture still says 3 threads. I'll try this. Thanks.
10/27/09 8:14 PM
marycds said...
Thanks j222b. I fixed the caption, too.
10/27/09 11:12 PM
quathy said...
neat effect! i never would have thought to try it. thanks for posting!
10/28/09 11:31 AM
Jane S said...
wow, how interesting. I must try this. Thanks!
10/28/09 6:40 PM
M.S. said...
That looks nice! Great idea.
10/30/09 11:32 AM
EleanorSews said...
That was a nifty discovery. Thanks for sharing this one. It makes an interesting hem finish.
10/31/09 11:59 PM
Alice said...
I'm one of the dumb ones, not let's get this straight. Two needles, each carrying a thread. Now how many other threads, like a upper and lower looper. Is that right? Thanks
11/1/09 10:24 PM
marycds said...
Yes, 4 threads. Upper and lower loopers and both needles.
11/2/09 5:03 PM
what a GREAT tipk I just did this and it worked out perfectly!
11/6/09 2:53 PM
machinelover said...
I must try this. I've always hated doing rolled hems with my serger !
8/18/11 9:31 PM

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