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Beginner’s Guide to Serging

Welcome to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this series we go over everything you need to know about Overlock machines, from how to use time-saving presser feet to troubleshooting and basic maintenance. We’ll teach you about the parts, the tools, and the stitches, as well as how to thread your machine quickly and efficiently. Join us in learning all there is to know about these wonderful machines.
  • Are you ready to show your serger some TLC? In this video, we teach you how to change the upper knife and lower knife of your Serger. Sergers, also known as Overlockers, are loved for their ability to quickly trim raw ends. Unlike sewing machines, sergers have two built-in “knives”. These razor-sharp blades are strong enough to cut through thick denim, yet…



  • Just like a sewing machine, your serger needs to be cleaned and oiled regularly. Remove all lint after each use and oil according to your manual. You don’t need any fancy tools. A simply lint brush or paint brush and sewing machine oil will do the trick. Do not use household oil or grease. Use only sewing machine oil. In addition to…



  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this episode, we’ll learn about another great presser foot – the Yarn Application Foot. This foot is really more of an all purpose narrow cord foot because it can attach any cord 1mm or less wide. Most people use it to attach clear cord to create a curly fishing line hem. However, it…



  • Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In episode 7, you’ll learn about the Rolled Edge. We’ll show you how to do a wide a narrow rolled edge using a 3 thread stitch. You’ll also learn about a narrow 2 thread rolled hem using a converter/spreader. A rolled hem is a great decorative feature and can be created using all purpose…



  • Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In episode 6, we’ll learn how to serge curves and corners on your overlock machine, as well as how to maneuver small circles and cuffs. They can be a little tricky at first, but with a few tips and some practice, you’ll be a pro in no time. If you find your fabric is…



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