Ironing and Pressing: What You Need To Know While Sewing. If you want to make sure you get professional results, careful pressing is just as important as accurate stitching. Each time I get ready to sew I make sure my iron is ready to go and I press as I go. This means I never sew cross one seam with another without first pressing the original seam.
Skipped stitches, broken needle, thread breaking and uneven stitches, what do they all have in common? They can all be signs that you need to change your needle.
Whenever I’m having any type of issue with my machine I do two things:
- I check my needle
- I rethread it.
Seriously, those two things will take care of the majority of issues that come up when sewing. I’d say more than 50% of the time it’s the needle.
What Do The Cutting Blades Do?
The knives also called cutting blades, are a huge part of what makes using a serger so wonderful! The cutting blades trim the fabric even before the stitches are formed. This forms a neat, finished edge.