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Video: Quiet Serge

Dec 01, 2014

Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

Sergers are designed with suction cups underneath to help control the vibration of the machine.  But if you have a serger, you know that doesn’t always work. Luckily, there’s a better way.

Diane McNevich from Newark, DE suggests buying an inexpensive mousepad. The suction cups fall on the mousepad for vibration-free serging.

Will you try this tip? Do you have other methods of securing your serger during use? If so, share your tricks in the comments section.


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  1. Mamato8 January 20th

    Yes. I used the padded shelf liner too! It's been too long to remember... I really needed my serger and my sewing machine to stay on the table! That does the trick! Now I need to keep my pins and tools on the table too!

  2. garnet128 December 28th

    I also use the Rubbermaid kitchen shelf lining. It is kinda padded and works very well for this use. I buy it by the big roll, as I find it has many uses.

  3. Quiltgran December 5th

    I am going to look for that mouse pad I have right away. Wish I had thought of this many years ago.

  4. user-2239416 December 3rd

    I have used rubber mats that are sold for lining kitchen cabinets to protect glassware underneath my serger for many years. This material has worked well to eliminate vibration and still keeps my machine from walking all over the table.

  5. MsBiz December 2nd

    My new Bernina serger (2010) sits on a sturdy table and doesn't vibrate at all. My old Toyota brand serger (early 80's)hopped all over the sewing table and drove me crazy. This would have been a very useful tip.

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