Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In episode 6, we’ll learn how to serge curves and corners on your overlock machine, as well as how to maneuver small circles and cuffs.
They can be a little tricky at first, but with a few tips and some practice, you’ll be a pro in no time.
If you find your fabric is being warped by the strength of the feed dogs, try using starch or stabilizer to prevent stretching on the bias.
With very tight curves, you’ll find you have to serge a bit, stop, lift the tip of the presser foot, reposition the fabric a few millimeters, and serge a tad more, the repeat, repeat, repeat. It’s definitely a time-consuming process, but the stitches look so much better if you take your time. I’ve also found using a narrow stitch to be helpful.