I must make a confession… though I have sewed since I was 16 I have never tried a serger. I know, I know… how is this possible?
Recently a friend showed me how to use one. It seemed simple… sew and cut a finished edge at the same time. Pretty straightforward but what would I, who mostly quilted, ever use it for? This is how I went years without becoming acquainted with all the tricks and talents that a serger like Serge can do.
Flash forward… now I have a serger… and I have decided to name him Serge… Serge the Serger. The only way to learn something new is to dive right in.
And if you are also unfamiliar with sergers, please follow along as we get acquainted! Let’s get started and free Serge from the box. Let me tell you Serge is solid! I have learned that the heavier your sewing machine, the better… it means there is more metal for your money and less plastic. If you would like to get all the serious specs on Serge, the link below will lead you to his home page.
First things first… always start with the manual. I know you may be very savvy with sewing and impatient to get started (I know I am, not necessarily savvy, but just a tad impatient) but eventually you are going to have to refer to the manual so you might as well check it out now. Everything you need to know about Serge is contained within.
The next thing you should do is figure out what accessories Serge is equipped with. Handily kept inside the waste catcher is a box that holds your accessories.
Next let’s open up all the sections and get a look at the working parts. Lots of space to thread here and easy to access.
After we took a look at the accessories and opened things up, I checked what other surprises Serge had in store and I was delighted to discover that he has colour coding! I love a good colour code and this one is to help you keep track of which thread is which…… something I appreciate. I have heard that threading a serger can be intimidating, but with colours to help you out, how can you go wrong?
This is only the beginning of my relationship with Serge, stay tuned to this blog to see more of our sewing adventures! Now I am off to Pinterest to discover all the projects that we can create together.