Serger happiness: easy threading

Fear no longer: threading a serger

I’ve had my serger for many years and underused it. Recent fashion projects made me determined to become serger-friendly. One reason for avoiding my serger was about threading; 4 large spools of thread for each project really put me off.

One helpful tip I recently gathered is that using a neutral deep tan color thread is acceptable for most projects. Even so, there are still occasions to switch out the color.

Once I mastered the following threading technique recommended by serger experts, I became a full-out serger fan!

Set all tensions to 0.

Cut thread and switch spools. (Check out a hack for making spools of thread from a cone of thread.)

Tie thread ends together as shown.


Raise the needles and unthread.  Lift foot, then pull those two threads until the knots arrive as shown.

Cut off the knot ends and re-thread the needles.


Pull the bottom 2 threads through the plate until the knots arrive as shown.


Put tension back to original setting. (Don’t forget!)


Ok! Now ready for some fearless serging …

Through the years, I’ve  noticed that if you ask a serger fan about their machine they will glow. Now I am one of them!

Serge ahead! E







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