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Overlocker Technique Manual by Julia Hincks

Overlocker Technique Manual by Julia Hincks
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ISBN 9781782210207
Brand Search Press
Weight 0.3kg

Overlocker Technique Manual

By Julia Hincks

The Complete Guide to Serging and General Stitching

Publisher: Search Press
Edition: Paperback/Softcover
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782210207
Size: 190 x 246 mm
Illustrations: 250
Pages: 128

From hemming and seaming, to decorative stitching, get the best from your machine.

For fast and professional edging, hemming, seaming, and decorative stitching, you simply can’t beat a serging machine. This all-skill-level book is the perfect guide to make sure you get the most out of your new machine (or out of that old serger that you’ve never got the hang of!) Photographs and step-by-step instructions guide you through the essential techniques, showing you how to set up your machine, how to adjust the settings to get the best results on a range of different fabrics, and how to edge your fabrics quickly with perfect results. The troubleshooting section provides tips and quick fixes for skipped stitches, snapped threads, and uneven stitching. Also includes a buyer’s guide to different sergers, providing you with advice on finding the right machine for you.

Table of Contents
Prelims (5 pp)
Introduction (2 pp)
• Why I love my Serger—Julia Hincks on the joy of Serging
Chapter One: What is a Serger? (8 pp)
• Diagram of an serger—labeled and explained
• Different types of sergers and what they do: 3/4/5 thread/cover hem/chain stitch machines
• Why do I need one?
Chapter Two: Serging Basics (16 pp)
Setting up the machine
• Threading
• Getting comfortable: how to sit and use the foot pedal
Getting Started
• How to start and finish
• Where do I sew?
• Using the cutting blade/adjusting cutting widths
• Finishing and securing ends
Fabric Selection
• Guide to the different fabrics you might use with a serger
machine SettingS
• Thread tensions
• Stitch length
Tools & Equipment
• Different threads
• Needles
• Scissors
• Screwdrivers
• Spool holder
• Spool cap/net
• Tweezers
• Looper threader
• Needle threader
• Tray to catch waste
• Foot pedal
Chapter Three: Techniques (76 pp)
Basic Serging
• Basic stitches (4 thread/3 thread/2 thread)
• Serging round corners
• Serging in circles
• Stabilizing seams
• Simple hemming techniques: simple serged hem, blind hem, mock band hem
• More seam techniques: french seam, welt seam, fell seam
Fancy Stitching
• Decorative serging
• Rolled hemming
• Picot edging
• Narrow hemming
• Pin tucks
• Flatlocking
• Chain stitch
• Cover hem
Feet & Accessories
• Gathering foot attachment—create gathers for ruffles, frills, attaching gathered sleeves
• Blind stitch foot—for blind hemming any garment
• Piping foot—to add piping to an edge
• Corded foot—add decorative cording
• Taping attachment—sew tape onto garments (ideal for stretch fabrics)
• Beading attachment—attach strung beads easily to fabrics
• Cloth guide—keeps serging straight, sew even seam widths when creating pin tucks or flatlocking
• Elastic attachment—sew elastic more easily
Quick Construction Techniques
Practical serger uses to speed up your dressmaking and project construction time:
• Applying front bands
• Quick cuffs
• Attaching collars
• Creating drawstrings and straps
• Altering garments
• Attaching and finishing waistbands
• Serging with elastic
• Working with lace
• Quick patchwork
Chapter Four: Maintenance and Troubleshooting (10 pp)
• Cleaning your machine
• Changing the needles
• Changing the bulb
• Oiling the machine
Trouble Shooting
• Correct tension/adjusting tension
• Skipped stitches
• Needle breaking
• Thread breaking
• Fabric not feeding smoothly
• Fabric not cutting
• Seams puckering
• Machine not working
Chapter Five: Buyer’s Guide (6 pp)
• Basic sergers
• Multifunction machines
• Specialist machines
Glossary (2 pp)
Index and Credits (3 pp)

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