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What size needle should I use for doing a rolled hem on satin fabric on my Janice memory craft 3500?

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I would use a small needle, like a 70 so the needle holes are minimal.

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SOURCE: rolled hem on chiffon

Turn under the edge just about 1/4" and do a rolled edge then you can go back and trim off any of the folded under fabric that may show. Also, this keeps the hem from pulling away so easily. You may also try putting some water soluble stabilizer under the fabric before you serge.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Satin Fabrics keep jamming when trying to hem

Satin is a slippery fabric besides being thin, this is when a walking foot or PFAFF's IDT system help feed both top and bottom sheets. You could also be using a sharp needle vs a ballpoint. Change your presser feet with either a roller or teflon coated.

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That manual is listed in my website. Linda at Relics

Posted on Jun 18, 2011

SOURCE: janome mylock 204d needle keeps breaking when sewing a rolled hem on sequined fabric

The needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

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SOURCE: How to tighten top thread when it bubbles on bottom of fabric for a Janome Memory Craft 3500 .Book instructions do not help.

there is a manual pdf down load from manualslib.com that explains where the thread tensioner is and how to adjust page 17 of 46 pages
it shows how to thread the machine correctly
the tensioner is a wheel at the top of the machine that turns 0- 6 notches to the left or 0- 6 notches to the right ( 12 possible tensions)
download the manual( free) as it explains probably better than the user manual
it is for your machine
I found it by going google and typing in--how to adjust thread tension on a janome memory craft 3500 and found that manualslib site

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What foot do you use for a rolled hem on janome 5700??


You can always use a snap-on foot but you will also need the snap-on shank adapter for your Janome machine:

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How do I adjust tension on a Janome Harmony 9102D


Sounds like you want to do a rolled hem for a handkerchief edge, I do the following to create a rolled hem on my over locker. Take out left needle and cut and remove that thread. Open front cover and slide back lever for the stitch finger in the needle plate, this finger stops the fabric rolling under thread tension normally so you need to pull it back out of engagement. Your Janome may have a similar means to select the rolled hem or you may need to remove the stitch finger with a screwdriver, it varies between models.

Thread upper looper with wooly nylon and right needle and lower looper in matching colour thread. (You can go wooly on the bottom looper but it hardly shows so I never bother.) Disengage upper blade and move the fixed lower blade to the right to trim less, then lower upper blade back into position. Now tension, needle leave alone (5)' upper looper very loose (2-3) and lower looper tighten up to 6-7 and test stitch. You want the upper looper thread to go right underneath and the lower looper thread to disappear against the needle stitch. And the fabric to roll inside the stitching. Finesse tensions on the loopers until this is right, you may need to change blade position too, depends on weight of the fabric and how it rolls. Once this is right turn stitch length down to close up stitching, 0.8 or even 0.5 if you want full coverage. Thats it. You can use differential feed if you want a fluted rolled edge, nice on knits.

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Do I have to have the cutting blades on the machine to serge material? Also, what's rolled hem and whats overlock?


No you do not need the cutting blade to serge but you shouldn't have to remove the blade it you should be able to push the knob at base of blade inward or pull it outward to turn blade downward out of the way.

TUTORIAL - How to do a rolled hem on a serger - StitchCraft

http://stitchcraftonline.com/blog/?p=42 - 71k - similar pages Aug 5, 2009 ... One of my favorite uses for my serger is to do rolled hems. A rolled hem is were the machine folds the fabric under a tiny bit and then stitches it.

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How do I set up my babylock serger for a rolled hem? What is the tension to be set at?


I don't know your babylock well, some of these have automatic tensions and electronic stitch selection. But a rolled hem is achieved on any overlocker in the following way; the actual dials and knobs might vary a bit.

Firstly there is a stitch finger that you need to change or retract so that the thread can roll the fabric rather than staying flat. For a normal seam this finger sticks out in the area where the loopers and needle form the stitch holding the cut edge flat until the seam is made over it. But for rolled hems you want to retract this finger so it does roll.

On the Bernettes this is a little lever in front of the stitching area that you pull back to retract the finger. Have a look around where the stitch forms and you should see the finger. Some machines, its a part you change on the needle plate with a screw driver, or just move a switch or lever.

You want the right hand needle in place, remove the left hand needle.

Thread upper looper with wooly overlock thread, this is a fluffy nylon that pulls flat under tension but relaxes and "fills" out once its stitched into place. Gives that lovely covered look you see on shop bought tablecloth edges. Your regular thread in needle and lower looper. Usually cutting blade to the right side as you want it to cut more fabric than in the seam so it rolls under. Now loosen off the tension on the top looper, (I use 2 on mine but this is something you need to finesse with each machine), and tighten up the tension on lower looper, (about 7). Leave needle tension alone.

Now test stitch on your fabric, and finess the upper and lower looper tensions until you get the lower looper thread almost not showing, it should be right up against the needle on the underside with the upper looper thread completely wrapping around top and bottom, pulling the fabric under.a seam like this.
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Test stitch and adjust upper and lower looper until this is happening.

Now, turn stitch length down to close up the stitching, probably 1 or 0.8 if you want a real satin stitch look to the hem.

Because of the stitch density this uses thread so do the finessing first, then turn the length down.

That's it! Now right down the tension settings you used and keep handy for next time.

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I am not getting an even rolled hem on a heavier fabric. I am only using 3 cones of Maxi Lock.


You can not do a rolled hem on heavier material. It is only for thin cloth. You have to do a 3 thread narrow edge on heavier cloth.

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Janome 5700 I can't remember how to do a roll hem the setting etc. and what foot to use and can't find my book


Use foot D.
Cut 1/8" of the corner of the fabric at a 45 degree angle.
Fold the fabric over 2mm,
Feed the edge into the funnel of the foot and carefully feed the fabric into the foot as it sews.
Practice a few times with some long scraps to get the hang of how much to fold in and you will rapidly improve.

Oct 29, 2010 | Janome Memory Craft 5700

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Satin Fabrics keep jamming when trying to hem


Satin is a slippery fabric besides being thin, this is when a walking foot or PFAFF's IDT system help feed both top and bottom sheets. You could also be using a sharp needle vs a ballpoint. Change your presser feet with either a roller or teflon coated.

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Rolled hem on chiffon


Turn under the edge just about 1/4" and do a rolled edge then you can go back and trim off any of the folded under fabric that may show. Also, this keeps the hem from pulling away so easily. You may also try putting some water soluble stabilizer under the fabric before you serge.

Jul 03, 2008 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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Rolled hem or rolled edge


You need to disengage the cutting blade by openingfirstly opening the front and left hand side covers. pull on the larger of the two silver knobs and slide the red lever towards you. I'm not sure what the tension settings are, but I'm certain you need to reduce them a fair bit to aid in the rolling effect. I only use 3 threads when doing a rolled hem.
My description isn't too detailed but I hope it helps!

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