Does anyone else have trouble turning corners with their serger? It’s not often needed in woven fabrics because you would need to clip the corners anyway, but knits, yes we need a way to serge into a corner! A few months ago, I was at a class of an expert sergist (ha….I think that is a new word) and she taught us this little trick to keep serging around corners in one continuous line. I immediately went home and practiced and practiced, and although I am not an expert like she was—I have used this tip time and time again over the last couple of months.
Here is what I do…..
You are going to serge down the first side of the corner and stop when the blade starts to nip into the corner. Remember to watch your blade here and not the end of your serger foot. You can see at the above arrow that the blade is ready to take one cut out of the corner. Then stop serging! The picture below shows where to stop serging and get ready to pivot your fabric.
When you have stopped serging right as the blade is going to nip your fabric, take your fabric that is hanging off the right-hand side (the second part of the corner) and pivot it to make a straight line like the picture below. You can then continue serging off the fabric.
And you have one continuous stitching line throughout the corner!
And you are done!