Thursday, July 19, 2012

Good Morning Serger Friends

Flatlocking has always been a favorite stitch among serger embellishers. I love it. It is a great way to add character to an old t-shirt that has stains or whatever.  This has made you not want to wear it to go shopping or out to lunch.  BUT, if you use Candlelight thread in the upper looper and disengage the knife then you can add beautiful decorative stitching to that shirt. One of my students left long thread tails and added beads to the ends of the flatlock seam.  It was really sporty and cute. If you don't want to do that, then knot the ends and using a double eye needle hide the thread tails. Another options is to feed 1/8" ribbon under the seam - has a beautiful effect.
Aug 3 my sister is coming for a visit and most likely we will be going through all my samples...again. Then I will put aside some and take pics so I can post for you to see.
Well, hope your summer is going well, it is really hot here!

Til next time....