How to make side slits (serged)?

SnomamJune 30, 2006

I've made several unsuccessful attempts to put a side slit (vent?) at the shirt hem where I have serged the side seams. I have a storebought shirt I tried to copy but mine turned out terrible. Has anyone done this who can describe it to me? Or better yet some pictures on a website? TIA

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Kim, I did this on some shorts last weekend. The bottom of the seam was marked with a dot and I clipped to the dot, serged the seam, then turned under the raw edges of the slit twice and narrow-hemmed. Is that what you're trying to do? You have to fold the fabric back at the snip so it doesn't get into the serger knives or needles.

HTH - Donna

    Bookmark   June 30, 2006 at 4:26PM
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When I'm doing a skirt with a slit on one side I serge my edges seperately, then use the regular machine to sew the seam. I do like Donna said of folding it back, bar tacking at the top and then sewing each of the slit.
Good Luck,

    Bookmark   July 1, 2006 at 8:52AM
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I tried both methods and either one works great. Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2006 at 1:25PM
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Looks good Kim! Glad you put a picture now some others may understand what we were describing.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2006 at 5:16PM
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This was a timely thread. I did as suggested, serged the edges before sewing linen, also knew to serging, sewing machine a gazillion years. This is going to be one very successful blouse.

Thank you for the information.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 11:44AM
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