To Claire Owen-blanket stitch on serger

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Here is a copy/paste of my original reply on how I learned to do blanket
stitches on the serger that you seem to be having a problem
accessing......hope this helps.

The way we made a BEAUTIFUL  blanket stitch, if I can explain......that's
the best part about a class, you actually SEE it done......first get some
Solvey type stabilizer (med to heavy) and cut into about 3/4" strips. I use
medium weight.  Set your  serger up (remove right needle) to left needle -
wooly nylon, lower looper - cotton, Differential-normal, stitch length 5,
stitch width 7, tension-left needle 0, lower looper 7. These are the
settings I start with to run a test before fiddling, your machine may have
different settings but this should give you a bit of an idea.
Lay the stabilizer strip on top of the edge fabric as you sew through the
serger (using the cutting blade, don't roll it). When you have finished hold
the fabric close to the serged seam with your right hand and pull the
stabilizer (should be on top) firmly with your left hand. This will pull the
threads about to make a blanket stitch that is very nice looking. I have
used contrasting wooly nylon and cotton thread to match the fleece. Then you
can wash or do whatever method you choose to remove the water soluble
stabilizer. Tear away is a PITA to remove unless you are into tedious
tweezer work and if you are using fleece I'd give a test run if you try

Like I said, those are the settings I use on my Huskylock 905, your mileage
may vary but the technique would be pretty much the same.


Re: To Claire Owen-blanket stitch on serger
Thank You I will stash this post in the sewing folder so I can work it out
properly. Unfortunately a quick read through says it needs the serger.
 BOO HOO!! many tears I have just taken mine into the repair man, It has a
broken upper looper. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't take
too long to repair it all depends on weather or not he can find a compatible
part. He hasn't seen an Eva before, well I did buy it in Britain and now I'm
lost in the backwoods of France but at least he is prepared to look at it,
until then I am back to using the attachment to the bernina, does the job
but so much more slowly.
Thank you so much for taking the time to satisfy my curiosity.
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Thanks Val!!!
I was wondering how to do this.  I saw it done with an Elna serger but did not
want to buy and Elna just to get this stitch.

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