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Serging Polor Fleece??

RagdollPaws | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Serging Polor Fleece on a Babylock Serger?? is it easy to serge polor fleece on it or is it a problem? any suggestions??  Thanks

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  1. NansiM | | #1

    Love Fleece and sergers!!!  I use a 4-thread overlock stitch for most seaming and three-thread stitches for decorative edging or flatlocking.  The one thing to watch out for is the direction you're serging in relation to the stretch.  When you are serging with the stretch , you will want to use your differential feed--I usually set mine to 1.5 or even 2.0 if it's really stretchy to keep your seams lying nice and flat.  Otherwise they ripple.  I also use a stitch length of 3.0 since the fabric is thick.  Go for it!!  This fabric is one of the most fun to sew!

    1. RagdollPaws | | #2

      Oh GREAT!! Ive got 5 different polor fleece fabrics that are up to 2 yards and one is 8 yards ! I just keep buying them and pack em in the spacebags!! well now uve reassured me that it is easy so ill go for it!! Thanks again

    2. RagdollPaws | | #3

      Before I forget..do I use wooly or regular thread??

      1. JudyWilliment | | #4

        I use regular thread, but polar fleece is very forgiving of experiments, and yep, its one of the easiest fabrics to sew.  Try a few combinations of thread, stitch length, tension, or anything else.  I don't have a differential feed, and have never found it a problem.  Reducing the pressure on the presser foot is usually all it takes to feed more smoothly.  The only other thing I find needs care is the bulk of un-serged seams - such as collar edges.  It pays to be pretty ruthless trimming corners so they'll turn through evenly, and any topstitching is flat.  Good luck, you'll love this stuff!

      2. NansiM | | #5

        Wooly has more give and is nice and soft, so if you have it use it in the loopers.  Otherwise, regular thread is fine.  Wooly in the upper looper doing a three thread wrapped stitch (lower looper is tightened and upper is loosened) with a satin stitch length makes a nice decorative finish.  Have fun testing on scraps.  This also looks cool if you stretch the fabric while serging--instant lettuce edging!

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