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beads123 | Posted in General Discussion on


We have recently brought a Brother 1034D serger machine for the production of silk ribbons. After much experimenting with threads and tensions we have managed to get a nice tidy stiched edge to the ribbons, but we can’t work out how to taper off the ends to a point and finish! The silk can’t be turned over for the return stitch as the stitch pattern needs to be the same on each side. Can anyone please help? I have attached a photo of a similar ribbon.




  1. Homesew | | #1

    Brother serger

    Hi I recently bought a brother serger Ithink it may be the same model, it came with a very useful DVD which demonstrated finishing techniques.  I am not an expert yet by any means but you fold the material back through to finish.  This makes a loop, I have not worked out how to start neatly yet.

    I would ask your supplier if they have the DVD or I am sure that someone has posted an internet demonstration.

    Good luck with your new machine.

  2. Pattiann42 | | #2

    Tapering Ends with serger

    I just tuck the threads back through the stitching.  A taper can only be as wide as the stitching. 

    Fold the ends to the inside of the strip and then stitch off at the best angle you can do, then thread the tails back through the stitching and secure with a dot of Fray Check.

    A large eye darning needle works well for threading back though the stitching.

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