I’ve heard from many sewers at all levels that struggle with sewing a nice straight, even dart line. If you are one of those that dread sewing a simple straight dart then this technique should help you. After repeated success you may be able to remove your training wheels.
Here is a video that demonstrates how I secure my serger thread tails:
When sewing swimsuit fabric on a standard sewing machine we are told to use a stretch needle. When it comes time to serge the same material we a left with standard serger needles, which are not stretch needles. Ballpoint serger needles can be hard to come by too. I find most don’t even know they exsists for their serger. In the video below I show you how to test if your serger or coverstitch machine can use standard stretch sewing machine needles.
Note! This technique should work on almost all domestic coverstitch machines – this includes the feature offered on all of the 5 thread sergers. The exception is the Babylock version and of course industrial coverstitch machines. You can simply chain off the end on of the stitch on these machines.
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