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The Overlocker Technique Manual by Julie Hincks

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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

Must-have tools


Setting up the machine

Getting comfortable

Getting started

Fixing mistakes

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

Basic stitches

Simple seams

Overlocking around corners

Overlocking curves, circles and tubes

Stabilising seams

Mock band hems

French seams

Welt and fell seams

Roll hemming

Cover stitch

Chain stitch


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

Evening scarf/sarong

Simple top

Tote bag

Child’s dress

Quick quilt

Cushion cover

Drawstring bag

Tube skirt

Guide to fabrics




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