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Serger School – Lesson 1: Take the Serger Out of the Box!

Serger School with Skirt Fixation

Welcome to Serger School – Lesson 1: Take the Serger Out of the Box!

Serger School with Skirt Fixation

I’m delighted to share with you the 1st in a series of serger school videos I’ve been working on.  We heard a lot of people say it took them a long time to take their new serger out of the box, or thread it, or other scary things.  So I created this series of videos to help my daughters and I conquer our fears of the serger.  It’s really not scary at all, and hopefully this fun video will convince you to take the serger out of the box!

Serger School Video:

 

Serger Machine Recommendations:

Brother 1034d Serger

Recently we purchased a Brother 1034D serger.  It’s the only one we have experience with, although we’ve heard a lot of good things about other serger machines too.

Serger School Supplies:

First of all, you will need thread.  We recommend and have good experience with low lint, high tensile strength thread.  You can begin with 3 colors that will blend with almost any fabric:

GREY Low Lint, High Tensile Strength Polyester Serger Thread

BLACK Low Lint, High Tensile Strength Polyester Serger Thread

WHITE Low Lint, High Tensile Strength Polyester Serger Thread

Serger Thread Storage Solutions

ArtBin Super Satchel Cone Thread Tray

June Tailor Cone Thread Rack

Darice Cone Thread Organizer

Noble Notions The Sew Stack

Embroidex 60 spool Cone Thread Stand

For even more serger thread storage ideas, follow our Pinterest board:

https://www.pinterest.com/skirtfixation/serger-thread-storage-ideas/

 

Serger School Homework:

Assignment #1: Take the serger out of the box!!!

Assignment #2: Order thread

Assignment #3: Decide on a thread storage solution

Assignment #4: Identify each of the accessories that came with your serger

Assignment #5: Read the introduction pages in your handbook.  For the Brother 1034D handbook, it’s chapter 1.

Serger School FAQ’s:

What’s the difference between a serger and an overlocker?  Nothing!  A serger is what we call this machine in America, and in Europe and elsewhere, it’s referred to as an overlocker.

 If you just got a serger, why should I listen to you? We always encourage more research, but since we’re beginners at this machine too, we won’t be using technical terms and operating it like a professional!  Let’s learn together.  And also, we took our serger out of the box!

 

 

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