Machine: Brother 5234PRW Serger (or any Brother Serger)
Accessories: Blind hem foot
A flatlock stitch is commonly used for attaching two thick layers of fabric together, where you don’t want the bulk of a thick seam. In this video I will show the stitch to attach two layers of fleece fabric. I use this same application on my fleece fishing jackets and other sportswear items.
Setting up the Serger: (tension setting will differ depending on the thickness of the fabric)
- 3-thread wide overlock setting
- Remove right needle
- Left needle tension changed between 0 – 3
- Upper looper tension changed between 2 – 5
- Lower looper changed between 6 – 9
- Stitch width 5mm
- Stitch length 2 to 4mm
- Differential feed – unchanged
- Blind hem foot
Line up the fabric along the edge of the blind hem foot. The thread should stitch half on the fabric and half off as shown:
After stitching the seam or fold of fabric, pull the fabric straight.
The stitch is very pretty on both sides and can be used as a decorative stitch in home dec, garments, and accessories.
Watch the video for a full tutorial on serging a flatlock stitch.
Enjoy your fabulous flatlocked seams!