A question for people with an overlocker:
The pattern that I used to make DD2's pants said that I could just overlock the seams instead of stitching, because it naturally has a stretch in it which is ideal for sewing with stretch/knit fabrics. So I did that, but the seams look like this from the outside -
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Which doesn't look right, and doesn't look strong enough to hold up for as long as you'd want.
Is there something to be done about it (have I done something wrong?) or do I still have to stitch all my seams before overlocking to finish?
It looks like the tension on your straight stitch threads (the left hand ones) is a bit loose. Also, if you have differential feed, you can play with that for stretch fabrics so the seams don't go wavy.
My overlocker can be used as a 3 or 4 thread but I always thread it up for 4 if I am not pre-sewing the seams.
Thanks. I've just changed it to a rolled hem to see if that made a difference but it's the same problem. Might have to play with the tension and have a read of the manual to see if I can fix it.
Has anyone bought a pattern from the one thimble e-magazines? I really like a cute baby shoe pattern but just want to know whether their patterns are reasonable easy to follow?
I don't have the baby shoe one though.
I haven't made anything from there yet.
They have a Facebook group and from what I have seen people there are really helpful and someone on there made the baby shoes.
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