Adding the Brother 1034D Serger (http://amzn.to/1FNpsxo) to the sewing machine arsenal has been one of my most useful purchases. Showing how to use the gathering foot to create ruffles – either with one or multiple layers of fabric.
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BROTHER SERGER TECHNIQUES:
Your serger gathering foot is designed to be used to gather fabric that is placed under the foot or to gather one fabric into another (shirring) by placing a second fabric through the slot and above the separator plate.
Getting ready: always test a strip of your fabric first to determine the gathering rate
Settings: For optimum gathering, use 4 threads (both needles), set your differential to 2, stitch length to 4, and your presser foot pressure to light to moderate pressure.
The numbers on the differential dial represent the rate at which the differential (front) feed dog is feeding into the take up (rear) feed dog. The number 2 represents that the differential is feeding at a ratio of 2 to 1. If you wish to use the serger to less fully gather fabric, simply adjust the differential down and test a strip of the fabric you will be using.
-The differential will gather different fabrics at different rates according to the fabric’s weight and finish.
-Gathers may be adjusted within the length of the gathered strip
-You may create lovely single layer ruffles by first serging a rolled edge to your fabric to be ruffled and gathering the opposite edge.
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