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Originally Posted by michellerene
Oh, man, serging around tight curves is a major PITA! I had to change my pattern to make the tabs have a wider, shallower curve than I wanted just for that reason. I still fight with it sometimes! You have to make sure the fabric is feeding under the serger foot absolutely [/I]straight[I] & that's almost impossible on tight curves. I really don't get how some gals get the tighter curves I see sometimes, unless they're using one needle instead of two, which will make for a less durable diaper. I recently bought a better machine, but it actually seems less able to do curves than the cheaper one I had that jammed up all the time.
Originally Posted by our3boys
Mine especially does not like hemp with 2 needles around curves! I did not want bigger curves last night (they were already pretty big and gentle, just not for my machine), so I ended up serging off and restarting. It's not very pretty. But I did finally discover a couple nights ago a new trick: I used one of those tiny "snag fixers" (looks like a super small latch hook) to pull the thread tail through. All this time I have been threading 3-4 threads through a needle to sew the threads through to lock them in place.