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Using twin needle with Janome dc3050

What stitch setting do I use when using a twin needle for hemming a tee-shirt?

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You can just use the straight stitch.If you want to use a fancy stitch you have to be careful that the throw, as I call it is not too wide as you could break the needles and put the timing out. Also use a longer stitch than normal.Also use the stretch twin needle.

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How do i sew a hem with a twin needle?


Sewing a hem with a twin needle is done differently than with a single needle. Normally you stitch on the wrong side of the fabric but in twin needle seeing you stitch on the right side of the fabric. Using fusable stay tape to keep the hem in place to sew the hem works well.

This video should be helpful. Watch it in it's entirety and remember some things on your machine may be different.
Sewing the hem will be the same.

https://youtu.be/t5eEPCj-LGE Sewing with Double or Twin Needle

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How to sew a hem with a twin needle please?


Sewing a hem with a twin needle is done differently than with a single needle. Normally you stitch on the wrong side of the fabric but in twin needle seeing you stitch on the right side of the fabric. Using fusable stay tape to keep the hem in place to sew the hem works well.

This video should be helpful. Watch it in it's entirety and remember some things on your machine may be different.
Sewing the hem will be the same.

https://youtu.be/t5eEPCj-LGE

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While hemming jeans with my Janome 7061NX (using a 100/16 sharp), it skips stitches at the thick seams.


try a denim needle
Skipped stitches
1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
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Can you do a coverstitch on the Brother 634D serger


I don't think so, the D in your model name would denote that it has Differential feeding but is probably a 3/4 Marrowing stitch only. So this means it would do 3 thread overlock, 4 thread overlock and you can probably set it up for rolled hemming too.

Coverstitch is fairly new to home sergers and is available on some machines along with the 3 and 4 thread stitches, but changing between the regular overlock and a coverstitch takes a few minutes. The model number will usually have a "C" in the name. Also, during coverstitch the blades are disenaged and don't trim your fabric so you still need often to go back with blunt scissors and trim the raw edge.

And sewing coverstitch can be finicky, with skipped stitches a problem. Use high quality thread and XL (extra long) or SUX (stretch extra long) needles to avoid this.

However some manufacturers are now making dedicated coverstitch machines; if you are assembling a garment with your regular serger, you can then just move over to the coverstitch machine to sew the hems and necklines and not spend 20 mins changing over your machine's functions. Much more productive.

You may wish to check out the Brother 2340CV, this is their dedicated domestic coverstitch machine. Link to product info is http://www.brother-usa.com/homesewing/ModelDetail.aspx?ProductID=2340CV

In the meantime, best solution is a twin needle to stitch the hem from the right side of the garment on your regular sewing machine, looks much the same, and you can get twin needles with a 4mm or 2.2 mm gap and in stretch and sharp tips for less than $10 each. Just iron up the hem about 1.5cm deep, and thread up your sewing machine with the twin needle and two spools of same colour on top (I just wind an extra bobbin and use this plus the original thread spool rather than buy two spools).

Just sew really slow as the twin needle builds up a lot of heat and will break if you push it along. I use this finish on all my knit garments and it works just fine. Sometimes I'll iron in a 2cm strip of fusible web inside the hem to give it some firmness in a neckline, then twin needle stitch at about 1.7 from the folded edge.

Hope this answers your question.

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I need to hem a t-shirt but not sure how...ie: type of stitch,length,needle et...do I need to zig zag first then finish off with a stretch stitch ? Thanks


The best way to hem around a garment where the seam is going to receive stretching during wearing is with a stretch twin (double) needle.

Pretty easy, just turn up an even hem of 15mm right around the hem line (I am assuming that the bottom edge is even, if not, trim it up first), and press this hem allowance up, pin if you have a jersey that won't stay flat but many cotton knits are fine and the pressing will be enough.

Then thread up your sewing machine for twin needle sewing, refer to your manual if you have never done this before. You will thread two spools of same colour thread up on top of the machine and bring both threads through all threading points down to your needle, then one through each needle eye. Some machines will have a tension device where you can run each thread on either side of a tension disc, most will have twin spools on top of the machine to hold both spools.

You need a stretch twin needle, Schmetz do these in two sizes,
Stretch Twin
Size:
2.5/75, 4.0/75
Twin needles look like this.
tally_girl_65.jpg I prefer the 2.5mm gap between the needles. Dont try with a regular twin, it must be stretch needle with ball point points. On some computerised machines, you need a twin needle with a blue bridge, on mechanical machines it will have a red bridge (something to do with horizonal hooks I think). But read your manual or look in your accessory box, your machine may have come with a twin needle and if so, make a note of the needle bridgecolour, then buy that one next time.

Now, set the machine for a straight stitch and place the garment right side up, with the folded hem allowance underneath on the sewing machine and align the folded edge on your 10mm marking. Start at a side seam, and stitch SLOWLY around the whole hem line until you get back to the starting point. Stop, cut your threads and press again. Voila done. I never bother to zigzag a knit fabric, just stitch it. Knits don't fray.

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Skip stitch problem in a flat lock machine


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I've just got janome 634d serger, how can i make the bottom of a T-shirt ? Thank you so much


If you want the bottom of the T to look like RTW with the double row of stitching, you cannot do this on a serger.

You can achieve the effect by using a twin needle, two spools of thread, bobbin and a straight stitch.

Make sure the double/twin needle will pass through the presser foot and opening in the needle plate below the presser foot.

Practice on a double layer of a scrap of the T shirt material as the tension may need to be slightly looser than the normal setting.

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Hemming stretch fabrics


You can use a twin needle if you want the look of top stitching (like t-shirt).

For the blind hem, you need to baste the hem and then the fold so they do not shift as the machine stitches the hem.

I like to test each of these techniques by making a sample with the same fabric and adjusting length when using the twin needle or width and length when doing the blind hem.

Twin needle does limit the stitching to a straight stitch or a very, very narrow zig-zag - this has to be hand walked to be sure neither swing hits the presser foot or needle plate before stitching.

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Skipping stitches on coverstitch machine


To avoid skipped stitches on a coverstitch machine you need to use ELs (extra long) or SUK (stretch) needles and good quality thread. Poor quality thread is too fluffy and varies in thickness which can cause stitch problems. Try Maxilock thread from a cone or use maxilock on looper and regular sewing machine thread through needles and see if this improves the stitches. Also loosen off the lower looper tension to zero and see if this helps. If you are hemming around a garment and sewing across an overlocked seam then you need to minimise bulk too. lightly press the seams into the diretion you want them to sit when garment is finished, press the hem up, then force the seam allowance in the hem turnup area to the opposite direction. This spreads the seam bulk in both directions.
There is a knack to coverstitch machines but a good cover finish is quicker than twin needle on SM.

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How do I do a stretch stitch?


The bes way to hem a t-shirt on a household machine is to use a double needle, straight stitch. You will see two straight stitches on top and zig zag on the back. Just make sure the zig zag catched the top of the hem.

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