Tips

Tips

 

  • To get a nice square corner when roll hemming on lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, place a small piece of soluble stabilizer under the corner. This supports the fabric and stops it being taken down into the needle plate. The result is a better finish on the corner and the stabilizer can be washed away later.
  • Change the needles every 6-8 hours of sewing or when beginning a new special project.
  • Use the correct system needle for your model Baby Lock, this is shown on the front of the machine (near the threading ports) and listed in the Instruction Manual.
  • Have your machine serviced every 12 months, by qualified Baby Lock technician.
  • Remove any needles from the machine that you are not using, this prevents unnecessary holes being punched in the fabric.
  • When using decorative threads on the overlockers, use thread nets and spool holders for controlled even tension.
  • To prevent your rolled hem from falling off the edge of your fabric, lengthen and widen your stitch (see FAQ for an extended answer).
  • Using your flat sole foot will also help to prevent difficulties on the corners of your work and sewing over intersecting seams.
  • To ‘jump on and off’ your fabric at any time, raise your needles and presser foot, ‘tweak’ your threads, move your fabric back, lower your presser foot again and chain off, this chain can be finished with a hand sewing needle.
  • When stitching a design on the Sashiko Quilting Machine, draw the design on a product such as ‘Trace, Stitch and Tear’ iron the design to the fabric. Once stitched this simply tears away, leaving the beautiful Sashiko stitch.