Husqvarna Viking H Class 200S Serger 17 3-Thread Narrow Overlock Edge

Next, we’re going to take our serger from
a four-thread to a narrow three-thread. When we say narrow, that means we’re going to use
the right needle. When we say wide, we’re going to use the left needle and take out
the right one. Today I’m going to just clip the yellow thread, clip, and pull it out.
Now when I am not using a thread, completely take it off the serger. If you leave this
thread hanging and dangling from its little thread stand up here, it will find its friend
and go back in and come back to haunt you later. I always leave just the threads I’m using
on the serger. Open up your front door, that’s where that small little screw driver is going
to be hidden. We’re loosening the screw at the top. If you haven’t done needle changes,
we have the video of how to change your needle. Loosen the left needle screw, catch that needle
on the way out, and when you’re done tighten that screw. It’s going to go a lot further
back in than what we loosened it for. Give it a nice tighten, because if you leave
this loose the vibration of the serger, sometimes makes those screws actually find themselves
all the way out and lost, and that’s not good. Find yourself a little place and hide
your needle, and we are ready to do a three-thread edge. A three thread edge is great when you
just need to go around all your edges and take care of the unraveling edges. I’m going
to do this quick serge and we’ll see how my cutting blade is set up here. I have a little bit extra, so I’m going to
go ahead … See the little gap in between, which we will because now we just have a single
layer filling that in. It doesn’t usually fill in a lot, so I’m going to go ahead and
move my knife a little bit further to the outside. We’ll just go ahead and do the other
side. If you don’t want to cut anything off you can just run the fabric right next to
the blade. You can move your seam guide, by the way if you want this out you can just
go ahead and slide it out, but it’s kind of nice because you can set this up. Slide that back in so that it’s even with
your knife, and then not be trimming off very much. If you do trim off just a little bit,
it is going to give it a nice little edge. Ooh, that’s pretty. See the difference,
now it’s filled in where before it had a little bit extra there. You can go all the
way around the edge. I would also probably lengthen the stitch line because we don’t
really need it this tight, so we can make that a little bit longer, and spread it out. Here is a great example. I’ve got a coat that
I actually had … See it’s a beautiful silk. I just had it quilted, silk on the top,
silk on the bottom, with batting in between. Then what I did was I cut my jacket out of
the silk quilt that was quilted. This is a fitted jacket, so what I did was of all the
pieces that I cut out, all the little sides, the fronts, the little parts underneath my
arm, I went ahead and just went around them all with a three-thread edge. Then that way
as I handled them, I didn’t have to worry about all those silk strings. If you’re doing any garment construction,
velvets are another thing, satins are another thing. You usually don’t want to trim off
the seam allowances because those are probably going to be on things that are more of a fitted
item, or maybe just fun. It is nice to be able to serge around them with the three-thread,
and then come back to your sewing machine and sew the seam. That way if you need to
alter it in or out, you still have the full seam allowance that was allowed with your
pattern. That is really going to be the best choice. Yes, your taking two times, but look at how
pretty and professional the insides are. Also that does allow you to press these seams open
and not just to one side, or the other because they haven’t actually been closed up. I have
had people just take … They’ll sew everything together, then they’ll come back with a little
three-thread and just serge all the seams together. Whichever way works best for you.
I prefer to do it more on the individual pieces, and then go back and sew them together. We will have a video on how to do coves both
inside and outside curves and corners, so you know how to work around something that’s
not just a straight edge.

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