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Subject: Is there any secrect to NOT breaking a millions needles when serging sequins?

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Date Posted: Thursday, October 11, 03:28:13pm

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Different sequins like different needle thicknesses. My current one likes a jeans needle. Also, don't push or pull the fabric, and sometimes it works better sequin side down. (NT)dry theseThursday, October 11, 05:05:52pm

why are you serging sequins? (NT)wonderinThursday, October 11, 05:38:55pm

Sew slowly - take your time. Found most of the needles I broke were when I was trying to serge too fast. Slowed down and broke fewer needles. (NT)And wear safety goggle slolThursday, October 11, 08:45:04pm

My serger prefers to not have to cut the sequin. So I dis-engage the cutting blade and run through that way. Not sure why it helps the needle. (NT)??Friday, October 12, 10:34:39am

I've been serging sequins all week. My Elna with Schmetz size 12 needle has had no troubles at all. Maybe it depends on the serger. (NT).Friday, October 12, 03:15:34pm

Depends on the sequin too. Some go through better than others. (NT)dmFriday, October 12, 03:31:37pm

I have a tip. I cut long strips of tear away and lay it on top of the sequin and serge over that. Works like a charm and does not break the needles. (NT)SNDM that likes sequin fabric.Friday, October 12, 07:47:39pm

Sometimes I can get away with flipping the pieces over (I serge cotton lining to my bodice pieces) and putting the sequins on the feed dogs. Works ok with micro-mini sequins, 1 needle (instead of 2) helps with regular sequins. (NT)clear tearaway or wax paper works too!Sunday, October 21, 04:03:08pm

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