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Understand and Have a Serger You Will Love


Sergers are wonderful machines that can do a variety of sewing tasks... not all sewing tasks but many unique to a serger.  There are many commonly asked questions by people who sew but have never sewn on a serger or overlock machine.  Learn and become an educated consumer about sergers, the number of threads a serger uses and explore serger options before you buy a serger. 

Understanding a Serger or Overlocking Sewing Machine - Serger FAQ

Serger Cutting and sewing image
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

You aren't the first person to have questions about what a serger is and what it does. This article is aimed at answering all of your questions about understanding a serger or overlock sewing machine. 

Serger Stitches - Stitches that are Sewn With a Serger or Overlock Machine

image of a five thread serger seam
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
You are considering a serger and want to understand what all the options are before you buy a serger. These images will show you exactly what can be done and how many threads are required to achieve that stitch.

Ways to End a Serger Seam to Prevent Unraveling

A serger does not back stitch to anchor the stitches. Options to prevent a serged seam from unraveling are explored here.

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