Seam allowance on a serger

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Seam allowance on a serger

Postby stitcheasy2003 » March 7th, 2011, 4:36 pm

Hello
When I went to class the instructor said where the right needle is and where the blade cuts was 1/4" seam. Would the left needle be the 1/2" seam allowance ?? The seam allowance markings are not flat on the machine like a sewing machine. How do you mark your seam allowance. How do you do your seam allowance?? The serger I bought is a Kenmore Overload 2/3/4D Model 385.81595 Serger is equal to Janome 644D. Thank you B.
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Re: Seam allowance on a serger

Postby Karens Krafts » March 8th, 2011, 8:51 am

Good thought Stephanie! Cut some scrap. Mark 5/8, 1/2, etc., then feed through the serger and see what it takes to get the seam where you want/need it.
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Re: Seam allowance on a serger

Postby genniewren » March 20th, 2011, 10:14 am

I put some masking tape on the front of my serger and marked the placement of the fabric edge for 5/8" and 1/2" seams with a permanent marker onto the masking tape after testing. Once the pen dried I can line up the fabric edge with that, without worrying about getting my fingers stuck under the cutting knife!
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