A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 297,551
Currently Running With Scissors:
323 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Some serger questions  (Read 628 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Hellga
Shiny and Cool!
Offline Offline

Posts: 723
Joined: 30-Apr-2007

^ Dumbo Octopus ^


View Profile WWW
« on: January 08, 2010 10:24:53 PM »

I got a serger for christmas!

I have some questions regarding using it. It's a Singer model # 14SH654 with differential feed. Yay!

First off, it came with two needles already in it and says to use 2022 unless it's an emergency, in which case I can use standard 2020 needles. I was planning on buying new needles soon from CTS USA but they don't seem to have the 2022 needles. Will it hurt the machine for me to use 2020s on a regular basis? I would SO much rather pay $11 for 100 needles than $5 for 5 needles!

Second, I am assuming I need ballpoint needles for knits just like on my regular sewing machine. Am I correct?

Third, I see people saying they use the serger to make ruffles. Is there a special attachment needed? I tried putting the differential feed up at 2.0 and it ruffled the fabric a little bit, but nowhere near the amount I can get from my ruffler foot on my regular machine.

Thanks in advance!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out the unofficial craftster chat! Click Here! Alternatively, using IRC, join server irc.aniverse.com and then join the #craftster channel!
Personal Swaps: I am looking for wool yarn for crocheting and felting. Want to swap?
Cheyenneswthrt07
I cann't quiet the creative monkey in my head!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1224
Joined: 25-Nov-2007


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010 09:38:37 AM »

I don't know about the needle question.....I have a janome.

But I can answer the ruffle question.  No you don't need anyspecial feet, it's just adjusting your dials.  Here is a tut for it, I use it all the time, http://everythingyourmamamade.com/2008/03/04/gathering-with-a-serger-sewing-machines-too/
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Hellga
Shiny and Cool!
Offline Offline

Posts: 723
Joined: 30-Apr-2007

^ Dumbo Octopus ^


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 11:20:45 PM »

Ooh, thanks! Checking it out now!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out the unofficial craftster chat! Click Here! Alternatively, using IRC, join server irc.aniverse.com and then join the #craftster channel!
Personal Swaps: I am looking for wool yarn for crocheting and felting. Want to swap?
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Interview With Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone
Miley Cyrus Covers Up in Sparkles
Top 10 Ways to Wear a Leopard-Print Heel
Puma Faas 100r Review
Melissa McCarthy Picked Coat for Elle Cover
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.