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Posted on: 1/15/10 12:02 PM
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I love real fur and have lots of ideas for projects. I would prefer to sew the seams with a flatlock stitch on my serger as it is close to the stitch used by professionals. But no matter how much I pin and baste, the upper piece slips badly and won't make a seam which is aligned. I'm using cold tape as recommended. I also get the same problem when using my regular machine using both zig zag and straight stitches.

Does anybody have any tips for this?

Katie in Berkeley, CA

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Angie Jones said... (1/16/10 6:18 AM) Reply
Katie, the forums for asking questions are under the tab at the top, "Message Board". I'm sewing a project with silky fleece right now and I'm finding it helpful to baste with the walking foot on my sewing machine before running through my serger. Good luck!
arianamaniacs said... (1/16/10 4:12 AM) Reply
Try shaving the seam allowance first with an electric razor
Charrlie said... (1/16/10 0:29 AM) Reply
Can't find forums, where is it?
Mufffet said... (1/15/10 1:38 PM) Reply
Try forums for questions.
squirrellypoo said... (1/15/10 1:33 PM) Reply
I think you'll get a better response if you ask these questions in the Fabric section of the Message Board rather than here, which is just for sharing your own tips, not for questions. :)
 
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