We love sergers! They make our sewing lives easier, faster and give amazing, professional results. What’s not to love! And, we also love National Serger Month when we can share tips, projects and show others how great sergers are all year long. Please visit www.nationalsergermonth.org for more tips and projects.
This year Baby Lock has a new sweepstakes to celebrate! They’re giving away a Baby Lock Ovation ExtraordinAIR serger! You can learn more about National Serger Month HERE And, find more information on the sweepstakes and how to enter the Baby Lock Sweepstakes HERE!
I got my first serger over 10 years ago and it was one of the best purchases I could make in regards to sewing. I love my serger when working on knits and it makes craft sewing a breeze. Granted, I could sew and create without a serger but it would take someone with superhuman strength to make me give up my well used, well loved serger.
When using a serger there is a bit of learning curve involved, just as in any new thing we learn. Through out the month of April we’ll be offering tips, techniques and projects to get the most out of your serger.
How to use your serger for other tasks besides finishing seams
When we purchase a serger sometimes all that it can do can overwhelm us so much that we tend to use if for one thing: finishing seams. Here are some ways to take your serger beyond just regular seam finish.
- Rolled Hem – Rolled hems are pretty on napkins, skirt hems, delicate fabrics, curtains and craft projects
- Picot Edge – Similar to the rolled hem, it is often used for hemming bridal and delicate fabrics.
- Wide Flatlock Stitch – Wide flatlock stitch is best used for embellish garments or to connect quilt squares. Great for use in fabrics with high loft, such as fleece and faux fur.
- The Wide Flatlock Seam Wrong Side – has a small ladder like pattern which can be used as well.
- Narrow 3-Thread Overlock Stitch – This stitch produces a less bulky seam than a 4-thread overlock. Use it when making baby clothes or working with nylon, organza, satin or other delicate fabrics.
- 3-Thread Overlock Decorative Stitch – Use in home dec projects, such as pillows, table runners and curtains.
Stay tuned to the Sew News blog throughout April to learn more on serging, quick serger projects and serger tips and techniques. To learn more about National Serger Month please to to their website Nationalsergermonth.org.