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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.

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Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 12): How to use a Gathering/Shirring Foot

Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this episode, we will teach you how to use a Gathering/Shirring Foot on your serger. Gathering on your serger is as simple as switching your differential feed to 2.0 and increasing your stitch length. However, with the gathering foot, you’re able to gather fabric and attach it to a straight edge while finishing… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 12): How to use a Gathering/Shirring Foot

Lace Application Foot Video

Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 11): Lace Application Foot

Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this episode, we teach you about the Lace Application Foot. This foot is great for applying lace and trim of any size to a raw or finished fabric edge. You can even attach lace to lace using flatlock settings. This foot has a built-in guide to protect your lace edge from the knife… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 11): Lace Application Foot

Yarn Application Foot Video

Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 10): Yarn Application Foot

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… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 10): Yarn Application Foot

Flatlocking and BlindHem Foot Video

Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep. 8) Flatlocking and Blind Hem

Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging. In this episode, we’ll teach you how to create a three thread flatlock and a two thread flatlock (using a spreader/converter). You will also learn how to create a blind hem. Flatlocks are commonly seen in athletic wear and dance wear. The flatlock stitch is great for knit fabric and spandex mixed fabric as… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep. 8) Flatlocking and Blind Hem

Stabilizing Seams + More About Tension Video

Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 5): Stabilizing Seams + More About Tension

Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this episode, we talk a little more about tension and go over how to stabilize you seams and why. Last week you learned how to balance tension for a standard overlock stitch. This week we’ll go over how the fabric weight will alter your tension. However, with serging, you’ll find sometimes tension alone… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 5): Stabilizing Seams + More About Tension