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Tutorial to stop fabric from shredding by Cat-sama Tutorial to stop fabric from shredding by Cat-sama
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Serger is a sewing machine that cuts the edges of the cloth as they are fed through ([link]) and it can be expensive.
I don’t have a serger machine (overlock to be exact) but that doesn’t mean I should just give up!
I use this stitch all the time and it didn’t give me any trouble so far :heart:
First: Hold on to your fabric that you wish to fed along so it doesn’t shred again
Second: Set the follow sewing machine options
- 1. Zig-Zag stitch (upper middle picture), I recommend a large one (of 5 leves of zig zag stich I have being 1 the smallest and 5 the largest one, I selected between 3-4)
- 2. Tighter the stitch (upper right picture), select between 0-1 but not too close to 0 otherwise you’ll take a lot of time and thread unnecessarily.
- 3. No picture ._. While placing your fabric on the sewing machinemake sure the edge of the fabric is between the zig-zag so that when the needle goes from left to right, the thread holds the shredded fabric concluding our work!
Done!

Hope I helped! :love:

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meerkatlover27 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Oh god thank you soo much!
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Cat-sama Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :heart: Please share with your friends :D
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meerkatlover27 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
will do!
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ticktockhop Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
god bless your soul omfg
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Cat-sama Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart: Enjoy the tutorial!
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Viverra1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artist
For those without a serger Fray Block will work, too: [link]
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Cat-sama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I found a home-made recipe for that! Tho, it doesn't work in all fabrics :x
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Viverra1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artist
I would definitely recommend just spending the $4 on the real stuff. It works great! You should always test it on a scrap piece of fabric first. (: It can even be used with your method to prevent further fraying.
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Cat-sama Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
True true! I'll try it then :D
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MisatoLx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
não é um modo amador. chama-se a isso "chulear" e é como todas as costureiras o fazem se não têm uma corta e cose.
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Cat-sama Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Agora sinto-me bué orgulhosa porque cheguei lá sozinha ;_;
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MisatoLx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOOL! sim, a necessidade aguça o engenho =D

é tão comum que já nem penso nisso. o uso caseiro de corta e cose é bastante recente, nos anos 90 praticamente só havia máquinas dessas a nível industrial. a primeira que vi ao vivo foi em 2006. portanto é normal chulear a roupa com o zigue-zague. mesmo assim tenho cá peças de roupa dos anos 60 que estão chuleadas à mão, pois só por volta dos anos 50 é que as máquinas passaram a fazer ponto de zigue-zague. a minha máquina de pedal (dos anos 20-30) não faz zigue-zague.
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Cat-sama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Foi um revolução então!
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MisatoLx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
sim, antes era à mão (que é como faço, pois tenho a máquina eléctrica avariada...)
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Cat-sama Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Santa paciência a tua :x
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MisatoLx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
quando tem que ser, tem que ser...
mas estou muito habituada a coser à mão, se tiver de ser e tiver tempo para isso, não me demove de coser um fato inteiro à mão (mas para pessoas nunca cosi um inteiro - há sempre quem possa emprestar uma máquina). a verdade é que, havendo máquinas, não vale a pena, mas às vezes acaba por ser a solução. :3
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