Can you do a rolled hem on an Overlocker?
Most overlockers can sew a rolled hem stitch. The rolled hem stitch is sewn using either two or three threads, depending on your model – be sure check your instruction manual first. Rolled Hemming is suitable for light weight fabrics such as voile, organdy, crepe etc.
What is a rolled hem stitch?
The rolled hem is a teeny tiny hemming technique that finishes all of the seam allowances inside the hem. It is suitable for use on light to medium weight fabrics and is wonderful on sheer fabrics due to the size and neat finish of the hem.
What makes the bernette 44 funlock so easy to thread?
The color-coded, open thread path makes the bernette 44 FUNLOCK easy to thread by following the colored markings. A separate needle threader and lower looper threading mechanism also make threading easier. The most important overlocker accessories are always at hand in the looper cover.
Can a rolled hem be used on an overlocker?
For the lightweight fabrics, we used the rolled hem setup on an overlocker. The rolled hem is a narrow hem sewn with three threads that enclose the open edge of the fabric. It’s important that the thread tension isn’t too high, or the hem will get twisted.
What kind of thread do you use for an overlocker?
Overlocker threads are usually polyester and are finer (lighter weight) than many sewing machine threads to avoid thread build-up and excessive bulk in seams. It is important that the thread is smooth and without variations in diameter as it needs to feed smoothly through many thread guides for good stitch formation.
How do you sew with an overlocker?
When approaching a corner, sew until you reach the end of the side you’re sewing. You can use the hand if the sewing pace of the overlocker feels too fast. When you’re at the end of the side, lift the foot and the needle (for this you need to use the hand wheel). Carefully pull the fabric to the back.