Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Relationship Rescue: You and Your Serger

I"m so excited to introduce my very first tutorial series! Each week in August I'll be posting a new serger/overlocker tutorial.

I have to admit something. My current serger is my second serger. My previous serger and I got a divorce. It was a rocky relationship from the start, we fought, we yelled, and eventually both of us said things we couldn't take back.

Now that I'm with my new serger, things are going much more smoothly. I realize now how I contributed to the problems with my previous (serger) relationship. I don't want this to happen to you!

This month I'm going to try something new on the blog-- each Wenesday in August I'll post a new, in depth tutorial on serger basics. If you are having trouble threading your machine or adjusting tension, tune in!


Here's what we've done so far:

Week 1: Threading Your Serger
Week 2: Perfecting Serger Tension
Week 3: Understanding Your Serger's Features
Quick Tip: Threading a Serger Out of Order
Week 4: Serging Curves

Once you and your machine are friends again, you'll have a firm foundation on which to spend many, many happy years together.

Hopefully, we'll see you back here next Wednesday!


  1. This sounds like a great series, I look forward to seeing what you have to share!

  2. Found you via Sew Mama Sew. Congratulations on the feature.
    Just stopped by to say hello! Its good to meet another Indian sewing enthusiast.
    Happy Rakhi to you and family.

  3. Just found you via Sew Mama Sew, looking forward to these posts, we've all had our trying moments with our sergers!

  4. Awesome, I love my over locker but really only know the basics so this will be fantastic :)

  5. Oh don't know how timely this is.... I was ready to toss my serger out of the window last week. I have a Bernette 43D. When it works, its great....but I rethreaded it 10 times on Sunday and IT WOULDN'T WORK...took it to my mother, who sold it to me (she works for a sewing center) and she threaded it and it worked frustrating. I'm being patient with it and hopefully we can mend our relationship....but I face it with trepidation every time I use it.

    1. Camden, serger's can be frustrating! Check out the 'threading your serger' and rethreading your serger' posts for tips. I hope it helps!


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