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#19 Der Zuschneider

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:40 AM

It really depends on what thread you use in the serger. Try Scala 360 from GŁtermann. This is as thin as possible, it will be thinner than if you hand-serge with cotton.


I am using Serafil 120, I have the strong feeling scala is thinner.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:10 AM

The number gives you an idea of thinness. I presume Serafil 120 is similar in thickness to Mara 120, the difference being fiber and method to make the thread (Serafil is continuous polyester fiber, while Mara is coated short fibers - Serafil is good for serging, Mara is good for sewing). Scala 360 is semi-transparent and is the thinnest of threads made by GŁtermann.

My mom saw a few weeks ago the thread I was swing with (Mara 120), and marveled how thin it was. To me, now, it is normal, and compared to Scala 360, it is thick :)

Ask your GŁtermann rep about it.

If you want to stick to Amann, I think Serafil exists in 300, instead of 120. It should do the work too.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:47 AM

I think there is also a 180/2 out there, which might be similar (or even the same) as the Scala 360 (just a different way of measuring/ calculating). The "secret" is in the fact that it's not 1xx/3 (which is for sewing), but 1xx/2, which makes it 30% thinner, since it's made of only 2 threads.
There is also thread out there that will make an even flatter seam (I think the German term is "Raschelgarn?), but has the huge disadvantage that it will hook onto anything, even rough skin or the edge of a fingernail, and the seam is ruined.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:16 AM

There is also thread out there that will make an even flatter seam (I think the German term is "Raschelgarn?), but has the huge disadvantage that it will hook onto anything, even rough skin or the edge of a fingernail, and the seam is ruined.


I think you mean texture thread, it's collocially called "fil mousse" in French. It irons quite flat, and is what I use most of the time since I like the look better on stuff like 340g worsted, moleskins or other cloths having some "body". On very thin cloth, such as 240g worsted and lighter, I find that this thread becomes to thick, even ironed, and I switch to Scala 360.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

The number gives you an idea of thinness. I presume Serafil 120 is similar in thickness to Mara 120, the difference being fiber and method to make the thread (Serafil is continuous polyester fiber, while Mara is coated short fibers - Serafil is good for serging, Mara is good for sewing). Scala 360 is semi-transparent and is the thinnest of threads made by GŁtermann.

My mom saw a few weeks ago the thread I was swing with (Mara 120), and marveled how thin it was. To me, now, it is normal, and compared to Scala 360, it is thick :)

Ask your GŁtermann rep about it.

If you want to stick to Amann, I think Serafil exists in 300, instead of 120. It should do the work too.


Serafil 120 is almost 3 times thinner than Mara 120, I have both here. But Skala 360 is at least 2 times thiner maybe even 3 times than serafil 120.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

actually i thought maybe some people might not want to answer here.


Oh, I see. But it is helpful to other forum members to read the answers.




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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:55 PM

I wonder how many are still using a treadle machine-at least in the developed world. But really, the sewing machine itself works the same way with or without electricity.
The question is obviously ill-defined, or without much thought behind it. Though of course so few people sew any more that one could excuse the thought that there must be some modern update that may have changed the essential function.



Hello Terri,

I used my Grandmothers Singer treadle machine for years as a backup when electric was out for days at a time during hurricanes. This machine worked fine, just have to get used to it. To reverse the stitch, just turn wheel towards the back. I no longer have this machine, but would not mind finding another one day.

I had to move the machine near the front window(98" x 110") for light and was open for business.

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Edited by jeffrey2117, 01 November 2012 - 11:56 PM.

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