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Thread: Creative Uses for Your Serger?

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    Junior Member dtippens's Avatar
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    http://www.babylock.com/sergers/ they have projects at the top for sugers

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedThread
    I took the leap and bought a serger this weekend. I just wanted one for a long time and I've been good, so I finally did it. I had a couple projects in mind that needed the overlock feature, but I know many of you have probably used yours for things that are way more creative.

    So, I am hoping you will help me out, for the times when my husband asks, "Now what did you need that for", and post ideas for how you got your monies worth. Pictures would be awesome!

    I use my serger for a lot of things. I serge around my quilts, that way the binding goes on better. When I sew garments, I serge the seams that I use to zig zag on the sewing machine. I serge raveled towels/wash clothes. I serge anything that I think will ravel easily. I don't know what I did when I didn't have one. Love my serger...Mary

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joivey
    Does anyone knowabout a book put out by Babylock that is about Serger accessories? It is a hardback, loose leaf, workbook, but is $79 at the dealer?
    Jo Ann
    Hi, I shop at Allbrands.com which has just about anything you want in the sewing machine feet, etc. They are much cheaper than the dealers for the different brands of machines. I have a Bernina and I bought a walking foot from them a lot cheaper than the Bernina store had it for.

    I have a nice book: "Simply Serge Any Fabric, by: Naomi Baker and Tammy Young, that I bought many years ago. You may be able to find it on Amozon.com. The publisher is: Chilton Book Company - Creative Machine Arts is the logo on the back of the book. This book has 164 pages of patterns and ideas about serging. Copyright date 1990

    Good Luck~ Mary

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    I'm making a fleece blazer with my serger. Could use my D1 but the results are so much better serging fleece. Practicing different settings with fabrics really helped me gain confidence. I saw program on PBS where they used 3 threads to serge a chain and then used the chain as a gathering cord. Just wrapped the serged chain around an empty thread spool until it was needed. I liked the idea a lot because I can never seem to find a thin cord when I'm gathering fabric.

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    I don't know about the one from Babylock, but I have a book that sounds like what you want from Pfaff. I got it when I bought my serger. It is a workbook type in a large binder. It describes each of the different finishes, how to set your serger to do them and then has a place for you to put your samples as you try each method. I refer to it whenever I need to reset my serger.

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    Be careful if you decide not to use your knife blade to serge an edge. I did this and then could not figure out why my serger would not stitch. My repair man told me I had broken one of the loopers doing that. The fabric got too close and with no blade to cut it, snapped the looper. Looking at it I couldn't see it was broken. It cost $50 for the new looper and a $75 repair bill. It was an expensive lesson.
    Quote Originally Posted by ambquilter
    I have a serger but I can't figure out how to get it not to trim the edge. Can someone help me with this?

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    I saw in a sewing magazine last year where a person took a lot of just the chained thread from a serger and created an embellishment on a jacket. It was pretty neat. I think I still have the magazine if you want to know which one it is. PM me.

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