The Overlocker Technique Manual by Julie Hincks
For fast and professional edging, hemming, seaming, and decorative stitching, you simply can’t beat an overlocker, also known as a serge (US). This all-skill-level book is the perfect guide to make sure you get the most out of your new machine (or out of that old serger that you’ve never got the hang of!) Photographs and step-by-step instructions guide you through the essential techniques, showing you how to set up your machine, how to adjust the settings to get the best results on a range of different fabrics, and how to edge your fabrics quickly with perfect results. The troubleshooting section provides tips and quick fixes for skipped stitches, snapped threads, and uneven stitching. Also includes a buyer’s guide to different sergers, providing you with advice on finding the right machine for you.
About this book
Why I love my overlocker
Chapter 1: Overlocking Basics
Anatomy of an overlocker
Setting up the machine
Finishing and securing ends
Adjusting the overlocker settings
Adjusting the cutting width
Adjusting the thread tensions
Adjusting the stitch length
Adjusting the differential feed
Chapter 2: Techniques
Overlocking around corners
Overlocking curves, circles and tubes
Mock band hems
Welt and fell seams
Overlocking with decorative threads
Using a piping foot
Using an elastic attachment
Using a blind hemming foot
Using a gathering foot
Using a cording foot
Using a bias binding foot
Using a taping foot
Using a beading attachment
Chapter 3: Quick Constructions
Guide to fabrics
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