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Help needed with Overlocker blades

Vezelay

Re: Help needed with Overlocker blades
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2019, 22:41:20 PM »
@Helen M like Ohsewsimple, I use the longest stitch. I don't loosen the tension though because I'd probably forget to reset it after  :|. I don't backstitch but I tend to use a similar colour thread to the overlocker and generally don't bother to remove it afterward as it's trapped in the overlocker seam. I machine baste my jersey garments a lot, especially sleeves, as then I can overlock with confidence!

Helen M

Re: Help needed with Overlocker blades
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2019, 23:15:58 PM »
Thank you @Ohsewsimple easy and logical I'll give it a try!

That's a good idea for the overlocker too @Vezelay. The one I use is a 3 thread only machine so I seam then trim, but I have recently acquired a 4 thread one but prefer the old 30 year old one. I always like to try the garment before cutting away any excess.
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Help needed with Overlocker blades
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2019, 14:38:21 PM »
@Helen M like Ohsewsimple, I use the longest stitch. I don't loosen the tension though because I'd probably forget to reset it after 

Hahaha.  Ok I wasn’t going to own up but yep, been there done that!   That’s why I thought it important to point it out.  ;)