Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques »
InstructionsI was trying to see if I could set a patch neatly into a space with the flatlock. Turns out, it's possible.
Step one: place the patch into the hole. Step two: fold the excess fabric so it lines up with the cut edges. Step three: flatlock from ~1cm before the edge of the patch until ~1cm after it. Step four: Pull the flatlock flat. Step five: Repeat for all 4 corners, then unpick the ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Casual, Funky
Polar fleece, thread, rotary cutter, mat & ruler, serger set on flatlock and 3-thread overlock
What was your inspiration?
Wanting to master the accursed flatlock!
What are you most proud of?
Some parts worked really well, and there aren't any really really horrible parts.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Keep the thread tails *really* long to make it easier to secure and hide them at the end. I found the needle thread was constantly too short and had to re-do a few parts where it unravelled. Tip: if you want to unravel a 3-thread flatlock in a hurry, just pull out the needle thread and the loops will practically fall off!