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How to Thread a Serger / Overlock Machine

by Sarah

We know Sergers are notoriously difficult to thread, so we’ve created a detailed, in depth tutorial to help you master an overlock machine. Follow along as we demonstrate step-by-step instructions from inserting the needle to navigating that tricky lower looper.
We use Maxilock Thread because using durable and reliable thread is essential to successful serging.

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Anita October 9, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Thank you so very much for this tutorial. My husband bought me the exact same serger about 4+ years ago. I was SOOOOO intimidated that I stashed it away in a closet (and actually kept the box it came in thinking I was going to get rid of it. Today, I brought it back out and threaded it while watching your tutorial. I cannot thank you enough. This was so easy, only because of your video.

Sarah October 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm

That is so nice to hear! I’m glad you didn’t give up on your serger — you will come to love it! Thanks for the great feedback!

Jeannette July 2, 2013 - 11:05 am

This was a great presentation but I have an older model Singer with 5 threads and can’t quite get how to thread that last thread that males a chain stitch. It is a 14u54 and is twenty years old. Thanks

Sarah July 2, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Hi Jeannette! Do you have the instruction manual for your serger?


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