Serging 101

Hello, everyone!

Today I’m going to talk about sergers, which are also called overlock machines.

According to Wikipedia (Yeah, it’s back.  Don’t lie, you know you missed it), sergers are defined as: “An overlock is a kind of stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming, or seaming. Usually an overlock sewing machine will cut the edges of the cloth as they are fed through (such machines being called “sergers” in North America), though some are made without cutters.”

Sergers are useful for closing off fabric edges that don’t actually need a seam.  It allows you to finish the edge without rolling the raw edge, either.

Serging is especially useful for slippery fabrics like silk, silk blends, and other specialty fabric.  Below, you will find a How-To video I made, demonstrating basic Serger use.

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