Can you recommend any GOOD serger project books, or serging books that you think are invaluable?Even though I own several sewing and quilting books, I only have one serger book.
Maybe you could do a blog post on your serger, what you make with it, and how much you love it. *hint hint* I just didn’t find many blog posts from ‘Sergers’ (people) when I looked.
My serger is a White Superlock 2000, that I purchased new in March 1997 for $700 CAD.
It uses up to four spools of thread, has a differential feed, a scrap catcher tray and a built in thread cutter.
- upper looper (blue)
- lower looper (purple)
- right needle (yellow)
- left needle (green)
I usually tie on the new thread colour for threading the upper and lower loopers. Then I manually thread the duel needles.
For this post, I manually threaded the loopers as well as the needles using the same four colours of thread that the guide shows. This serger is easy to thread.
Whenever, I'm setting the tension on my serger I use contrasting thread colours to quickly identify which loopers or needles require adjusting. The purple side (lower looper) is the bottom and blue (upper looper) is the top. The first strips I serged are on the right and the last one is purple on the left. On the back side the left needle tension was too loose and not even. I tightened it in six very tiny increments.
The tension disks on this serger are very similar to the upper tension dial on mechanical sewing machines. It is important to thread the machine with the presser foot up and make sure the thread is set in between the tension disks.
I use my serger when sewing garments, dinner napkins, tablecloths, tea towels, flannel pj bottoms, nylon bags, cotton bags, Christmas stockings, Halloween costumes, curtains, place mats, hair towels, oven mitts and baby quilts. It serges wonderful rolled hems on fine fabrics like sheer curtains. I finish the seams on garments with it. When I make baby quilts, first I sew the pieces together, then overlock them and finally top stitch the seams in place using a zig zag stitch on a sewing machine. I do this because baby quilts get washed frequently. For tea towels I serge the edges, then fold over once and hem.
My White Superlock was made in China and is available as a Husqvarna or a Singer serger. The Singer does not have a scrap catcher, but comes with three extra feet.
My only regret with my serger is that I didn't buy it sooner. Happy serging and sewing.