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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Proper serging of satin stretch ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 6/7/13 2:25 PM

I hope this works. One I am new to a serger machine but way advanced on a sewing machine. I just bought a serger and am starting my first project which is a simple dress and a simple floor length coat. The dress is out of a stretch satin that stretches one way. I have set it so the stretch goes accross the body. My question is what is the proper three stitch for this kind of fabric? I am on a Singer Finishing touch with differential feed. I have done some tests but I stil see the stitches when I stretch or the fabric is torn. For the coat I am using a cotton blend. What is optimal for that? Can anyone help? I have tried on my own and am not making any headway. All help is greatly appreciated. Sincerely,
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Date: 6/7/13 3:24 PM

Hi, first thing I wondered was why 3 stitch? Are you creating the seams with the overlocker? I believe for seaming you use 4 stitches, can you try that way and see if it helps?

I could be wrong, hopefully you will get loads of good answers really soon

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Date: 6/7/13 3:43 PM

I usually use a 4 thread stitch for seaming and test the tensions a few times. Most often if I cannot get the tension right there is a problem with threading. Double check the threads where they go through the tension discs especially and be sure the thread path is not messed up somewhere. I make lots of looooong seams on my serger and really love the fact that I don't have to go back and finish the seam allowances.

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Date: 6/8/13 0:50 AM

If this is a woven stretch satin satin that ravels alot, I prefer to sew the seams with a sewing machine and use the serger to finish the raw edges.
If it doesn't fray excessively I would use a 4 thread overlock. I use a 3 thread for overcasting or seaming thin knits.

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