Wednesday, November 16, 2011

question...

for all my Sister Sergers... one of the benefits of buying my serger was the new ability to serge my pillows during their construction, (after sewing the front and the back covers together), except... that i ran into a small question, do you all still snip your corners if you serge them??

I'm a little fanatical about my products that i sell and with my craft show creeping around the corner... i'd like to feel comfortable that my items are made thoroughly and worth everyone's hard earned money. Maybe you snip them and then serger???

What's your opinion on this... anyone?? :)


i really don't see any obvious advantage to snipping them, but i'd still like to be sure of the correct way! :)


luckily, i tend to give away LOT's of pillows as gifts, which always leaves me with extra pillow forms laying around... needing some clothes! LOL


i'll practice on my own, until i get it perfect for the craft fair though... hey!  this may be a win/ win situation!


Thanks for your help friends!! I just know you'll all have the answer!!
Xo, Heather

ps... Emily from Crazy Old Ladies is having a give-a-way on her blog for her brand, spanking, new fabric line... you should totally check it out! ;)

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21 comments:

  1. I would snip and then serge... Thats what I do at the moment (with the zigzag on my usual machine)...

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  2. I do not snip them, less unstitching occurs

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  3. If you're anxious you could first clip the corners and then serge. So no thread would be cut. I do this (with a zig zag). I like clipped corners because the corners lie flatter.
    Best wishes
    Susanne

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  4. Nope, don't snip them or the stitching will come undone.

    The serged seam is narrow enough to turn.

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  5. Nope, I don't snip the corners. ;)

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  6. I usually slightly round off the corners when I serge them together.

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  7. I would think you'd want to snip then serge. snipping eliminates bulk in the corners so they pop out better right?

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  8. I don't clip corners - I take a large eye needle and run it back into seam THEN clip. They will NEVER come out that way. I have had corners that I clipped BURST :(

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  9. I don't but if you do you will need to do that before you serge. Do you get nice corners with out clipping them? If so I wouldn't clip them.

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  10. I personally never use the serger for "load bearing" seams. I always serge next to my stitch line. I would say for pillows, you might go ahead and sew front to back, then clip corners, then serge. That way you don't have too much bulk to push the corners out when you turn it.

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  11. My question is what to do when you use a zipper? I don't want that little flap of fabric unfinished, but I also don't want to hand sew it.

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  12. Hey I've come over from Flickr. I work personally on what big companies do for this. They just serge and don't cut. It works pretty well

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  13. I don't snip the corners! I don't find it necessary!

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  14. I have no idea! BUT I love your pillows! I am thinking of buying a charcoal grey sofa.....I'm inspired!

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  15. You shouldn't have to snip since the seam allowance is only around 1/4" w/ a serger - this should be small enough that you can poke out the corner easily and it'll be nice a crisp. If you snip then you need to serger after the snip otherwise the stitches will come undone.

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  16. I find I get sharper corners if I DON"T clip. I use and old tailoring technique. I fold the seams right on the seam line. I pinch them between my fingers and turn by popping the corner right side out. It makes a perfect point every time. I should do a photo tute on my blog.

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  17. When I make pillows, I taper the corners of my fabric squares so that I don't get pointy-dog ears. As a result, I don't have those right angles to turn...

    After the fabric is tapered, I serge front and back together (usually using four threads) and turn.

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  18. I've never really thought about it, but I'd snip then serge. Your pillow designs are always so great! Jenn

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  19. I never snip mine, and I haven't really had a problem poking out the corners, it's a small enough seam allowance that I haven't noticed.

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  20. so... i just started the other day doing it a little different. i serge all of my pieces before putting the pillow together. then i can just sew them all and don't have to worry about clipping or anything. also, when i sew the corners i don't sew them to a square point on the corners. i will sew up to the corner then make a couple stitches on the diagonal and then sew down the next side. doing that make it so i still get a good point on the outside and it leaves room for everything else. i hope that makes sense.

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  21. I snip them. I find that the stitching stays together fine and no one sees a few threads anyway. Hope you feel better!

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