VIDEO: How to Serge a Flatlock Stitch


Machine: Brother 5234PRW Serger (or any Brother Serger)
Accessories: Blind hem foot A flatlock stitch is commonly used for attaching two thick layers of fabric together, where you don’t want the bulk of a thick seam. In this video I will show the stitch to attach two layers of fleece fabric. I use this same application on my fleece fishing jackets and other sportswear items. Setting up the Serger: (tension setting will differ depending on the thickness of the fabric)
  • 3-thread wide overlock setting
  • Remove right needle
  • Left needle tension changed between 0 – 3
  • Upper looper tension changed between 2 – 5
  • Lower looper changed between 6 – 9
  • Stitch width 5mm
  • Stitch length 2 to 4mm
  • Differential feed – unchanged
  • Blind hem foot
Line up the fabric along the edge of the blind hem foot. The thread should stitch half on the fabric and half off as shown: After stitching the seam or fold of fabric, pull the fabric straight. The stitch is very pretty on both sides and can be used as a decorative stitch in home dec, garments, and accessories. Watch the video for a full tutorial on serging a flatlock stitch.

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[youtube id="vITyDS-4-nI"] Enjoy your fabulous flatlocked seams! Cheers, angelas-sig
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Fredrick Peterson Says:
5/4/2017 1:47:47 PM

Great work Angela!

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Kimberli MacKay Says:
5/4/2017 9:25:19 AM

Hi Bridget, Thank you for the lovely comment. I know Angela is traveling today but will surely see it tomorrow. Thank you for taking the time to let her know you enjoy her work. Happy Sewing!! Best, Kimberli

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Beata Says:
10/24/2017 10:58:38 AM

Hi, I just discovered this website. Will surly check it out more often! Super helpful tips.

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Warner Brown Says:
1/21/2020 5:30:28 PM

Nice Work.... (Y)

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Kimberli MacKay Says:
5/4/2017 5:19:11 PM

Thank you, Fredrick, for your kind comment! Happy Serging! Best, Kimberli

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Bridget Cooney Says:
5/4/2017 4:14:54 AM

Thanks Angela for all your great videos. They are very informative and you are a magnificient tutor.

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Angela Wolf Says:
5/5/2017 11:37:16 AM

thanks so much Bridget :)

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Warner Brown Says:
11/16/2020 11:11:15 AM

This is an amazing blog and great work

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