Celebrate National Serger Month!

April 24, 2015 in News

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Whoop whoop, it’s National Serger Month! Sergers are so much fun…like, SO.MUCH.FUN! They’re so fast and efficient, and they give such a professional look! Baby Lock sergers with Jet-air Threading™ or ExtroidinAir™ make them even more awesome, making threading a breeze! Don’t know what a serger is? Check out this post! Sergers are very practical when it comes to finishing seams so they don’t fray (as you see in a lot of manufactured clothing seams), but also, in some cases, you can actually use it in place of a sewing machine to sew and finish your seams all in one step (as shown in this skirt project)! Aside from its more practical side, you can use it in so many ways from an exposed serger stitch to adding embellishments and texture!! Scroll on for some examples!

At our National Serger Month website, you’ll find a FREE serger projects tutorial Ebook for the following projects! I am so proud of these projects, I just had to share them on Totally Stitchin’ as well! 🙂 Click on the picture and it will take you to the exact tutorial page!

1. Oh man, it was so much fun making this headboard. This was my first headboard and I’m not sure I will ever go back to buying headboards. It’s such a great way to incorporate your creativity into a room, but is often cheaper than buying one. The intersecting lines on this headboard were serged! I just love how it turned out! I used a Madeira Decora 6 decorative serger thread so that this Cover/Chain stitch would stand out and create texture. I had to use the Baby Lock Ovation on this project as it needs the throat space to the right of the needle in order to pass rolled up excess fabric through.

Project 6- Headboard

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How cool is that texture?!?!

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2. Aw, flower girls! So sweet! I love making flower girl dresses! In fact, my 4 year old daughter is in 3 weddings this year…lots of dress scheming and making to do here! Little girlies are easier to sew for, as they do not have as many curves as adult women, making garments/gowns so much quicker to sew! 🙂 This dress was almost completely serger-made!! I just love the lace overlay and if you’ll notice the striped embellishments along the peplums…it’s a decorative thread cover stitch serger embellishment (like the one on the serger headboard above)!Project 1- Flower Girl Dress

3. This lace-trimmed, child-size petticoat was almost completely serged, as well! Add a little more spunk to those little flower girl dresses or pageant gowns with this tutorial! You can apply the elastic and lace with accessory serger feet! The netting is applied with a cover stitch.

Project 4- Petticoat

4. Do you see the trim that makes the edge of this cascading veil stand out? You guessed it, it’s serged! 🙂 Using a 3-thread overcasting stitch on your serger and a Madeira 6 decorative thread, I was able to achieve this affect along the edge of the cut tulle.

Project 2- Braided Veil

Check out this video on pulling heavy, decorative thread through your serger!

Check out this video on gathering a veil with your serger!

5. This pretty veil has a pretty beaded trim along it’s edge. How do you apply a beaded trim with a serger, you ask? Check out the tutorial to find out! 🙂

Project 3- Beaded Veil

6. This maxi dress was another fun project to make! This style of dress has become a staple in my wardrobe! They feel so pretty and are so easy to throw on! The project, itself, doesn’t take that long to make…hoping to make a couple more this summer! Hope you enjoy the tutorial! Tip: If you have a serger with a cover stitch, you should use that for the hem!
Project 9- Maxi Dress

Check out all of these fun serger projects, as well! Click on the picture to link to the tutorial!

Project 5- Rolled Hem Pillow Project 7- Serger Beach Towel Project 8- Clutch Project 10- MODKID-Yoga Skirt Project 11- Maxi SkirtIMG_5768 copy123IMG_5910 copyreceiving blankets

Happy National Serger Month! Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest for lots more ideas for serging this month! What is your favorite type of thing to make or stitch on your serger??

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