OK, so my video skills leave a lot to be desired. Still, if you’re interested in using your serger to create a rolled hem for napkins, I hope this will help.
In a nutshell, here are the steps you should follow.
- Cut your fabric square and true using a rotary cutter. (Don’t prewash. See our guide for some suggested sizes.)
- Using a water soluble pen or pencil, draw a line 1/4″ in on all four edges (right side up.)
- Set your serger up for a rolled hem. Make sure the cutting blade is lowered. Set your upper looper thread to a low tension, the lower looper thread to a high tension, and your needle thread somewhere in the middle. (Practice on scrap cloth until you have the look you want.)
- Cut the tails off after you’ve sewn each side.
- When you’re done with all four edges, put a dab of liquid fray stop or fabric glue on each corner and trim any remaining theads. EDITED TO ADD: DON”T USE THE FABRIC GLUE I USE IN THE TUTORIAL! Fray Check will definitely work better. The glue picked up lint and ended up looking dirty on the corners.
- Wash, dry and iron!
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