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In today’s article, guide and FREE online fashion sewing video tutorial, I’d like to demonstrate for you, the technique of re-joining a seam, midway through sewing it with a serger / overlocker.
A great little fashion sewing technique to have at your disposal and an easy process to learn.
After all, we as fashion sewers regularly find, that problems do tend to occur midway through a given sewing process, and not, unfortunately, at the very beginning or end of one.
So the next time you’re sewing a seam with a serger / overlocker, and a thread snaps, tension goes or other such catastrophes happen, stop, take a breath and don’t even think about unpicking all of your hard work.
Let’s make our fashion sewing life that little easier!
Sergers – Re-Joining a Stitched Seam
Once a seam has been serged / overlocked, it is possible to remove some of the stitching and to rejoin and stitch again at a place that is suitable.
The whole process of re-joining a seam is an easy one and it is just a matter of knowing which thread to initially pull at, to release the looper threads.
So get your sergers / overlockers at the ready fashion sewers and have your stitch unpick, seam ripper or small scissors to hand.
Sergers – Re-Joining a Stitched Seam with Colleen G Lea
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How to Re-Join Stitching on a Serged / Overlocked Seam
1 – Using a seam ripper or small pair of scissors, cut the needle threads (identified as straight stitches) at the point where it is to be removed and replaced.
2 – Pull gently on the threads, and as they slide out of the fabric, the looper stitching will itself begin to unravel. This is because the straight stitches are unlocking them from there position.
3 – Simply begin to serge / overlock the seam from this position and in doing so, will replace the first set of stitching.
It really is as easy as that fashion sewers.
No more replacing full lines of stitching. Give it a try and tell me what you think.
If you do have any questions relating to this fashion sewing article or any other, then please feel free to get in touch and I’ll always do my very best to help.
Happy fashion sewing
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