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Grandma C
Posted 2010-10-26 2:44 PM (#69257)
Subject: serging/ Decorative edge on gypsie scarf


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I am trying to serg a 2 thread decorative on a triangle scarf. obviously one edge is on the bias and that is where the problem is. The fabric is light weight polyester lining. The edge stretches out and I have adjusted the differential feed to the positive and negative #'s and no improvment. I have tried folding the edge over 1/4 inch and that takescare of pokies but it still waves. I am also having difficulty with the corners. Any advice??
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Susan in Miami
Posted 2010-10-26 3:51 PM (#69263 - in reply to #69257)
Subject: RE: serging/ Decorative edge on gypsie scarf



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Try using clear elastic over the edge and serge right over it. The clear elastic will stabilize your fabric and can be trimmed close to the stitching without any harm.

HTH, Susan

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anniewear
Posted 2010-10-26 5:11 PM (#69267 - in reply to #69257)
Subject: RE: serging/ Decorative edge on gypsie scarf


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Another thing to try is water soluable stabilizer, especially the paper variety. After the serging is finished the stablizer will wash
out.

Ann in windy Michigan
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phnip
Posted 2010-10-26 6:10 PM (#69272 - in reply to #69267)
Subject: RE: serging/ Decorative edge on gypsie scarf


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One of my most often used stablisers is the water soluble version. I have some very precious silk scarves I have acquired on my travels which eventually fray at the edges and its the water soluble stabaliser which I use to put on a new rolled hem - the scarves are getting smaller over the years but I feel quite virtuous making them ok again. I should say that they are precious not because they were expensive but simply that they remind me of certain places.

They say everything goes in cycles and it seems to me that my mother's war-time mantra of "make do and mend" has its time again.

Vivienne
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