After hitting publish on yesterday's Hemming With your Serger post, I realized that I had opened a can of worms. I loved getting all of the messages and notes from my readers who had NO IDEA they could do a blind hem using a flatlock stitch. Here's a quick follow up, here are 10 different ways you can hem using your serger or a serger/sewing machine combination. I'm sorry that I don't have the time this week to run down mini tutorials for all these.
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 weight fabrics for flared bell-shaped hem
Fishline Hem is used to add firmness and body to light weight fabric ruffles and flounces. Most often used to create a special effect in evening wear.
Fringed Hem uses a decorative flatlock stitch for detailing on scarves, linens, and shawls.
Lettuce Hem is and edge finish with a fluttering touch.
Overlocked and Blindstitched Hem reduces bulk by using an overlocked edge rather than hem table or double folded hem.
Overlocked and Topstitched Hem is similar to above but includes topstitching as a detail
Rolled Hem is used to finish the edges of light weight fabrics- scarves, ruffles, table linens, and some garments. (Silks, sheers, broadcloth, etc)
Shirt-tail Hem is used to prevent rippled edge on curved shirt hemlines
Sport Hem is used as a decorative application on fleece and sweatshirts or t-shirt fabrics
What are your favorite uses for a serger?