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How do you lock a serged seam?

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    Profile photo of roundtheworldgirlroundtheworldgirl @roundtheworldgirl

    I have had my serger for over a year now, and I’ve tried a few different methods – including tying the threads together, or going to my seiwng machine and zigzagging over the edge of the serged seam. None of them seem to work well for me – the serged ends are constantly unraveling after an item goes in the wash. What am I doing wrong?

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    I pull the tails back along the seam and then zigzag them to the bottom of the serged seam. I only do this if the seam is not secured by another seam. I’ll see if I can get a picture for you

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    Profile photo of lattemamalattemama @lattemama

    If you leave a long-ish tail you can thread a blunt needle with a big eye with it and work it back through the serged seam about half an inch to three quarters inch then cut it off.

    However – I’m bad at doing that and tend to just cut it off. At least when I’m sewing over that seam again later.

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    I posted on my blog with pictures in case I was unclear.

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    I knot the overlocking threads with the needle threads. If that comes open, how about a drop of fray check on the knot? I like a quick solution.

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