Thursday, January 28, 2010

Serger Notions - a must have!

For those of you who have trouble threading the loopers - go to any drug store and purchase "floss threaders" in the dental section. They look like blue loops with a tail. They are used for cleaning permanent bridges (teeth).
If you work with decorative threads then a "double eye needle" is super for hiding the thread tails.

If you like to use ribbon floss or thread that feeds off better horizontally - then a horizontal spool feeder will become your best friend!

Seam Sealant - there are many brands and I have used them all. I have no preference because they all work pretty much the same. Though if you ask around I am sure people will tell you their favorites.

Small very sharp pointy scissors. If you ever get a knot of thread wrapped around the needle plate you will be glad you have them. Been there - rough road!

Clear nylon thread for fixing ooooopps.

Next time I am going to go over some "mishap" terms like stacking etc. and give you some tips on how to get beyond the misery.

Til them - enjoy your serger and stitch away!

2 comments:

  1. just wanted to point out that I have been searching for floss threaders for years, and nobody seems to have them here in Australia.

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  2. My suggestion would be for you to see if you can order them on line from Wal-Mart or a drug chain. I will ask some friends and see if they have any ideas.

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