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Tips for finishing Class Picnic Shorts with an overlocker/ serger

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    paula @paula

    I have made a few pairs of these shorts prior to having a serger, but they always seemed to fall apart during washing. Now that I have a serger, I thought I would try again. I am having trouble in a few spots, though…

    1. The point where the faux fly meets the center rise seam.

    2. The two inner thigh side seams that are cut on a diagonal and sewn on the wrong side then turned and sewn on the right side.

    I pulled the tails of the serger thread back through the stitching, but in both places the serger misses some of the fabric and I am worried it may fray over time. I did use some fray check in hopes to minimize.

    Should I be finishing my fabric edges before sewing to help? Any suggestions are welcome!

    Nicole @motherof5

    Hi @paula I have a tute for these and I wonder if it may be of some help. https://au.pinterest.com/pin/73676143875180630/

    The pairs I have made are on to the third child and still going strong. The also make awesome swim shorts in taslon.

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