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serging around a corner

clairezbo | Posted in General Discussion on

When you are serging around a corner, do you watch the needles of the knife???? I remeber someone telling me this secret, but cant remember it?????


  1. Pattiann42 | | #1

    These are the instructions from Nancy Zieman for a continuous outside corner:

    Stitch to he end of the corner, but not beyond.

    Stop with the needles up and raise the presser foot.

    Pull a small amount of thread just above the needles to create slack &l release stitches from the stitch finger.

    Pivot the fabric, lining up the adjacent side.

    To tighten the needle threads, gently pull them taut just before the tension guides.

    Lower the presser foot and continue serging.

    For an inside corner (tricky at best):

    Serge the first edge, stopping about 1" away from the inside corner.  Clip diagonally 1/8" from the corner.  Do not clip too deep, or there will be a hole in the corner of the fabric.

    Lower the needles to secure the fabric.  Raise the presser foot.

    Straighten the cut edge. Several small pleats will temporarily form in the corner to the left of the presser foot.

    Lower the presser foot and continue to serge the edge.


    Happy serging!

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      clairezbo | | #2

      well, i will certinaly save that tip, but what I was asking is going around a corner, like attatching a pocket to the side seam. when you go from the pocket , at the bottom, to the side seam. Kind of hard to explain.

      1. Pattiann42 | | #3

        Trim away the extra seam allowance on the pocket in this area.  As the serger reaches the cut away area, disengage the knives.

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          clairezbo | | #4

          Thanks Spicegirl1, i will give this a try right now, as I am making a pair of p j bottoms.

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