On the back of the serger cover, pin the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the cover. To solve both problems I took out a stack of scraps and pieced them together to make a serger cover.

To solve both problems I took out a stack of scraps and pieced them together to make a serger cover. Here at The Seasoned Homemaker® every day can be extraordinary when we Celebrate Creativity together! Please try again.

Stitch together using a 3/8″ seam.

The choice of stitch you use when hemming your sewing projects depends entirely on the garment type, the fabric you’re using, and the hem finishing you’ve chosen. Trim the fabric so that it is mostly neat and at the length you want – if you don’t plan to fold it under, make sure your item measures within ¼ inch of your desired finished measurement. Remember the pesky blue lines, I removed them by spritzing with water. Consider the width you want the hem to be, as this will help you choose which hem type to use. A seam is the joining of two or more pieces of fabric. To read more, click here. I made the lines approximately 1″ apart. How to make a serged hem: Set your serger for an overlock stitch (basic hemming) or a rolled stitch (lighter fabrics or more polished hemming). Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase at no further cost to you.

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Make sure you finish the fabric edge appropriately before you hem. Another option would be to toss your cover into the washer if you are really picky – which, clearly, I am not. You could use a zig-zag stitch or an overlocker / serger, pinking shears, or even hem tape. Once I was done quilting, I trimmed off the excess and squared up my edges so the cover wouldn’t be all wonky. The custom S4H patterns appeal to all levels of sewers with easy to understand instructions and gorgeous photography. Next step:  This is so obvious, but trim the excess from connecting the strips. S basement sewer. Apply a lace trim to the edge of your fabric (after making a basic rolled hem with your serger), then do a second set of rolled hem stitching to catch the lace with the fabric edge. Then, I measured across the top, from side to side and came up with 16″.

Thank you! Jan 21, 2020 - A cover hem is a professional-style “serged” hem that traditionally has two to three lines of parallel stitching on the right side and a looper stitch which covers the raw edge of the fabric on the back side.

Set your serger for an overlock stitch (basic hemming) or a rolled stitch (lighter fabrics or more polished hemming). Hem with serger having four threads. I did this by measuring all four sides and adding 10″ to this number. When you’ve gotten back to the starting point, fold back the raw edges and stitch down. I measured the front of my serger, over the top and down the back and came up with a measurement of 34″.

As both seams and hems are types of finishings, the difference between them can often confuse sewing beginners. I’ll cover the widths needed for the different hems further down.

You will need four ties in order to keep your serger cover from slipping off when you aren’t there.

That said, when sewing with heavier weight fabric, a double fold hem can be hard to achieve due to the added bulk.

By Leslie Rutland 4 Comments This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share a commission. (affiliate). Eve graduated with a 2:1 in Fashion Design from the University of The Creative Arts in the UK, has a BTEC diploma in Creative Pattern Cutting, a Foundation Degree in Art & Design from Wimbledon College of Art and gained extensive experience in the fashion industry by interning and freelancing for London based fashion brands – Hardy Amies, Roland Mouret, Peter Pilotto and others. When I first purchased my serger I covered it with a flimsy plastic cover that came with the machine.

Cut 2 pieces of fabric 1.5″ x 36″. There is also the dilemma of my ever-growing stash of sewing scraps. Also did one for my sewing machine. I was thinking of making a cover for my serger. You *can* make a cover like this with a serger – the corners would be pretty tricky to keep the layers from folding up funny. It produces an edge that looks pretty attractive. I’ll cover the widths needed for … The serger will trim your fabric as you sew, so don’t worry if the raw edge is a little bit uneven or wavy. I sew straight hems by marking the hemline in place, often with a tailor’s chalk, before turning and pinning the hem in position.
It is similar to a rolled hem in that it is usually sewn on fine fabrics such as chiffon, but it can also be used on lightweight cotton too.

If the item you are hemming is a garment, have the intended recipient wear it so that you can accurately mark in the finished hemline. Now, fold the connected strips of fabric lengthwise, wrong sides together. You can also use a seam gauge to help you more accurately measure your hem allowance. Use a coordinating thread to hide the serged hem or choose a contrasting thread to make the seam the star of the show.

The double fold hem is more widely used than the single fold hem as it helps to enclose the raw edge of the fabric. I needed about 108″ of binding so I pieced these strips together by laying two strips together and stitching across at a 45° angle. The fabric at the hem is turned once and stitched in place. Anyone thought to put sides in the cover. Use the rolled hem setting on your serger to create a neatly rolled hem on lightweight fabrics or table linens.

I did and find it better for me personally . Thank You. I don’t think it would be a great first serger project, but if you do try it let me know Reply. We use cookies to provide you with a more personalized experience during your visit to The Seasoned Homemaker. I pinned all three layers together. Blind Hem is used for hems on all different weight fabrics, it works great on textured knit fabrics because the stitches do not show Eased Hem used on medium weight to heavy … I love a pin hem. If you have previously sewn a hem on something and found it to not be very straight, you probably felt a bit disappointed and disheartened. A rolled hem is sewn by hand or machine on lightweight fabric.

I can’t wait to finally be able to cover my serger! Serge down one whole side and then pull the fabric out but continue to stitch for an inch or two so you have another chain of stitches on the end. This was about 3 years ago. Use the serger as the first step in hemming any fabric – serge the raw edge of the fabric and then press it and hem it as normal; the serged edge means you only have to make one fold in the hem before sewing because the serger stitches will keep the fabric from fraying. 4. For a narrow hem, a rolled hem (2 or 3 threads) or a picot hem you can sew without any stitch finger on (or use the narrower – B).


How to convert to the 2-thread. I find your extra large binding a very good idea. By this point in the day it is about 107° outside (I’m serious – this is Austin!) I love the tutorial, I will be making this cover for my serger. The choice is down to how you want the final garment to look when the hem is complete! Trim the fabric so that it is mostly neat and at the length you want – if you don’t plan to fold it under, make sure your item measures within ¼ inch of your desired finished measurement.

For certain garment types, the hem will need interfacing. You can use fusible or sew-in interfacing, but you’ll want to think about this and your fabric choice early on. If you’re sewing something with a corner, start a new seam for each edge. Required fields are marked *. Cover stitches offer more flexibility in a cloth’s hem. Typically, for most hems, you would use a running stitch on your sewing machine unless you are sewing a blind hem. A serged hem will sew two pieces of fabric together with a neat edge that won’t fray (it even trims as it sews), so it’s perfect for baby blankets, table linens, or handkerchiefs. So, instead of getting really detailed in my quilting, I went with something simple. You could do this with. (affiliate). Inspire.

A texturized thread, such as the. In next part of tutorial, I show you another way. In order to turn the above pile of randomly cut scraps into something useful, I cut them into various squares and rectangles and just started stitching them together with a 1/4″ seam until I had created something that measured approximately 16″ wide x 34″ high. and my sewing studio is starting to warm up. Welcome, I’m Leslie. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. A piped hem is a simple way to add a little detail to your hem. When sewing hems, you have quite a few options depending on the fabric you are using and the garment you are sewing. A pin hem is a great choice for hemming a circle skirt as the curved hem can be tricky to sew a single or double hem greater than 5 mm. Consider the width you want the hem to be, as this will help you choose which hem type to use.

A cover stitch looks like as if it has two rows of stitching on the top and a single row on the bottom.

We call it a blind hem because it is almost invisible to the eye when sewn. When deciding whether to hem by hand or pull out your sewing machine, consider the project itself.

Required fields are marked *, “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”. I didn’t do such a great job because it was getting really hot in my sewing studio. You could use a zig-zag stitch or an overlocker / serger. You wouldn’t want to sew bias binding on a circle skirt by hand when a sewing machine can do it so much neater and faster, but you may want to sew a blind hem by hand on a draped silk jersey dress. Knowing that this would never hold up, I have since made a simple serger cover from scraps.

Put away the stitch finger you’re not using in its case (mine goes side by side with the 2-thread converter), so you won’t lose it!

Fold over the clean edge to the right side and press with a steam iron. Sew4Home is dedicated to stylish home sewing – from bags to blankets, pillows to linens, aprons, gifts, accessories, and more.