What is a Serger?
April 2, 2014 in News
April is National Serger Month, and to celebrate, I wanted to talk a little bit about what a serger is and does. Read on to learn more!
What is a serger? Glad you asked! Sergers are overcasting machines that finish edges very quickly, very efficiently, and very evenly. They also happen to be a lot of fun…if you like to sew, you will love serging! You can also do lots of other things like gather, hem, apply elastic, and more with a serger! You can even sew and finish your edges simultaneously with a serger! Scroll down and explore things you can do with a serger!
In the pillow below, the edges of the fabric for the ruffles to create the flowers are easily finished with a serger roll hem. Click the picture to link to the project!
You can easily serge around flannel to create baby blankets, bibs, and burp cloths.
Sergers are awesome for finishing the edges on swimwear!
Most Baby Lock Sergers have the ability to stitch a Cover Hem Stitch…which is awesome! And, also, looks so professional!
Here is another example of the serger roll hem being used along the hem of this skirt! It’s so quick and simple to run the roll hem around the lower edge of any project…hemming in seconds!
Also, the hem of this lil dress project is done by a serger roll hem! And, here are a couple of other cool things you can do with fun serger accessories! These are all from the Baby Lock Serger Line and Accessories:
Apply beading to a project, like a veil.
Apply cording to a project with the Cording Foot.
Here is a cool foot that applies elastic and gathers up your fabric!
Apply lace…how cool!
And, the list goes on!!