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Second Annual National Serger Month Celebration and Giveaway

Serger Techniques with Pamela Leggett (The Taunton Press, 2013) will help you expand your serger expertise. Pamelas second serger title, Fashion Serge, will be available for purchase in June 2014.
Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett is back at it in her second second Threads video, Fashion Serge. Be on the lookout for presales in June 2014.

April is here. Do you know what that means? It's National Serger Month. Baby Lock created National Serger Month in 2013 to encourage all sewers to learn the benefits of owning a serger. Check out the company's website for everything you need to know about sergers (Serger 101), projects, and a timeline displaying the history of sergers.  

Sewing expert and serger guru Pamela Leggett shares some valuable advice in Serger Techniques, a DVD filmed last year in our studios. Pamela explains how to make the most of your serger and how to use it for more than just seam edges. In honor of National Serger Month, Threads is offering a 20% discount on this DVD starting April 7, 2014.

Pamela Leggett   Here's a sneak peek at Threads author Pamela Leggett on the set of the all-new DVD Fashion Serge. Her latest serger video will be released in June 2014.

What creative projects have you made with your serger? Leave a comment below before midnight April 11, 2014, for a chance to win the Serger Techniques DVD. THREE winners will be randomly selected, so good luck. The winners will be announced online and via email the week of April 14. 

If you're not one of the lucky three winners, be sure to order your copy of the DVD or purchase the video download from the Threads online store before the sale ends May 31, 2014.


Comments (205)

jemima1 jemima1 writes: love to win it.
Posted: 7:18 am on May 1st

user-3163137 user-3163137 writes: I have just been given my first serger. I sew knits and can't wait to learn about all the possibilities.
Posted: 4:06 pm on April 10th

memarston memarston writes: I use my serger all the time but I know it can do even more than the edge finishes and hems I have already used.

Posted: 6:49 am on April 10th

sensorydeb sensorydeb writes: I love my serger and convinced several friends to invest in one. So many things can be done with them. I especially like the fact mine also has a coverstitch. I would love to learn more with this DVD.

Posted: 2:53 am on April 10th

Fizzyone Fizzyone writes: Just got my first serger and I'm learning how to use it. I'd love to have this DVD to help me along.
Posted: 11:54 am on April 9th

susiegsews susiegsews writes: I have made a couple of knit tops with my relatively new Evolution but would really like some extra help for future projects.
Posted: 2:44 am on April 9th

Andysmom Andysmom writes: I have never bought a serger preferring to do things the way Claire Shaeffer does, couture style. However, I could see where a serger would be handy for sportswear. Before buying one, I would like to see how to operate one, learn what they can do for me and my style of sewing and then when it comes to buy one, what features are important. A book like this should help with a majority of my questions.
Posted: 11:02 pm on April 8th

Karrie_S Karrie_S writes: This is exactly what I need! Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 6:51 pm on April 8th

user-2442178 user-2442178 writes: I would love the have a serger to add to sewing abilities. I would be grateful to win one.
Posted: 4:29 pm on April 8th

Michelle Blahut Michelle Blahut writes: I am looking forward to learning how to use the serger for sewing with knits which is new to me. I see that there are sew many different stitches to try.
Posted: 3:59 pm on April 8th

SewRed31 SewRed31 writes: I've done some embellishing with the serger, thanks to a class with Gail Yellen. I'm looking forward to the Fashion Serge DVD, too!
Posted: 1:35 am on April 8th

sojourner1 sojourner1 writes: This information would help me so much. I am new to using a serger. Thank you for the opportunity to compete in the selection.
Posted: 9:00 pm on April 7th

sewsewfabulous sewsewfabulous writes: I bought the cheapest serger I could find about seven years ago. for about five years I only finished edges and amassed books on how to use it in other ways. finally took an online class and made an apron, cosmetic bag and a scarf. loved it, and would love to learn more!
Posted: 8:55 pm on April 7th

LeeWells LeeWells writes: My serger was a gift from a neighbor who was upgrading her equipment. although I have read several articles in Threads about using the machine, I know I have much to learn. This video would certainly help me learn.
Posted: 7:01 pm on April 7th

user-2658237 user-2658237 writes: I have a 4 thread Baby Lock that I only use to serge the edges of fabrics before I wash them. I know it can do so much more, but I've never taken the time to learn all that it can do. Still it is a great tool even if I only finish the edges of my fabric so I can wash them and keep them from unraveling.
Posted: 6:20 pm on April 6th

likejacob likejacob writes: I've had several sewing machines, but never a server. Would love to have one!
Posted: 11:47 pm on April 5th

craftystitches craftystitches writes: The serger is one of my favorite equipment but i still hate threading it.
Posted: 10:29 pm on April 5th

MarlysV MarlysV writes: Our youngest child is going off to college. I can getting back into a sewing hobby I have ignored too long. Excited to get creating!
Posted: 11:00 am on April 5th

yuut yuut writes: Eager to learn more/
Posted: 9:56 am on April 5th

Nitewindz Nitewindz writes: Just bought a new-to-me Babylock Enlighten!
Posted: 2:12 pm on April 4th

tpj69 tpj69 writes: I have two sergers, one with dark thread and one with light threads. I usually keep the light threads ecru or light grey and the darks black or navy. I am always ready to serge a seam or edging without having to re thread. My most common task for serging is edge finishing. I don't know how I ever managed before they came into my sewing space!
Posted: 1:48 pm on April 4th

SewWhatLilly SewWhatLilly writes: I love my serger it makes finishing quick and neat. I would like to learn what else I could do with my machine. I am eyeing a new machine that has cover stitch abilities. ;-)
Posted: 11:20 am on April 4th

QueenZ1 QueenZ1 writes: I made a clutch using the cover stitch feature on my serger as part of the embellishment. Possibilities I want to serge more.
Posted: 9:37 am on April 4th

user-3141734 user-3141734 writes: Once I figured out how to thread a serger and how to troubleshoot, I found using a serger to be so satisfying. I have found videos are the best way to learn how to use a serger, so I'll buy the video if I don't win it!
Posted: 9:36 am on April 4th

user-659305 user-659305 writes: Oh! how I would love to win this. I know that I am only scratching the surface with what my serger can do. I am always looking for opportunities to learn more.

Posted: 9:28 am on April 4th

jamaco jamaco writes: I really, really need a new serger! I finish all seams on doll clothes and people clothes I make.
Posted: 9:04 am on April 4th

MisterStitches MisterStitches writes: I don't own a serger but would like to! I would like to read this book and learn more about serging...then I would make the investment and figure out what I am missing...
Posted: 10:56 pm on April 3rd

Jecroisendieu Jecroisendieu writes: I am in the process of sewing a vintage style Spring dress for my 3 year old niece and would love to be able to have a chance to win the Serger Techniques DVD. It would definitely be an asset while creating new garments.

Happy National Serger Month :-)

Posted: 2:26 pm on April 3rd

MsPackard MsPackard writes: I was just gifted a serger from my Aunt about a month ago. It's a very nice addition to my sewing room and I use it all the time now. I love it!
Posted: 1:23 pm on April 3rd

user-2497363 user-2497363 writes: I use my serger(Juky prof.)frequently.I bought it +/- 15 years ago. Since that day I've improved a lot. I usually sew t-shirts that have different cuts, something interesting and challenging to do, starting from the pattern and finishing by the construction.Let's see if I'm lucky to win this prize.
Posted: 11:16 am on April 3rd

Maydge Maydge writes: The motion of a serger is all the same but the fabric and threads is what makes all the difference. I used my serger to create and it ended up becoming my main machine after I bought the specialty feet. I had to get rid of it but I do miss serging!
Posted: 9:56 am on April 3rd

BH5325 BH5325 writes: I use it mostly to finish seam edges. However, I made a cute shirred top for my granddaughter, and the edges of the straps as well as the top of the shirt were finished with a different color thread in the serger for accent. The top turned out really cute.
Posted: 9:14 am on April 3rd

LebecEgirl LebecEgirl writes: I purchased the new Ovation and I am so excited, but a little intimidated, about using it. So, if I won this, I could serge my heart out with confidence !!!
Posted: 8:03 am on April 3rd

judyh321 judyh321 writes: Baby blankets for gifts.
Posted: 7:08 am on April 3rd

user-2313459 user-2313459 writes: I have gotten a new Ovation and took Missy Billingsley class making a small purse all on the serger, quilting, ruffles and all. So pleased with the result and getting inspired to use all the different serger feet. Want to make more.
Posted: 6:42 am on April 3rd

pyns pyns writes: I have had a serger for 30 years & can't imagine sewing without it.
Posted: 6:19 am on April 3rd

Marychiles1971 Marychiles1971 writes: Completely a "newbie" to the Sewing world!!!

Glad to randomly find this "Giveaway"!!! Tired of telling myself (which began nearly a decade ago), "get a "how-to-use-Serger" DVD, only to see my poor unused Serger accumulate dust.

Hoping for good vibes send my way your "prize giveaway".

Kudos to National Serger Month Giveaway!!!
Posted: 3:05 am on April 3rd

EasilyAmewsed EasilyAmewsed writes: My MIL gave me her first serger when she upgraded her Janome sewing machine and got a new serger as part of the deal. I've been using it for the past 20 yrs. : ) It really made construction sewing of knits a pleasure, but there's always something to learn. Here's hoping.
Posted: 1:51 am on April 3rd

sewinggal1 sewinggal1 writes: Even after using a serger for years, its always good to learn new things.
Posted: 1:49 am on April 3rd

Slsew Slsew writes: I've had my serger for over 20 years. I love it. I don't know what I would do without it. I use it for finishing seams and edges and rolled hems as well as making entire garments.
Posted: 11:41 pm on April 2nd

LanaGraf7 LanaGraf7 writes: I use my Kenmore 234 server for constructing knit tops for myself - I'm still learning! I have not mastered lycra on it yet but soon! And of course, who can resist the speed for pillow cases, blankets and sheets! Run and done! Eit's one of the best investments a sewist can make and the possibilities are endless.
Posted: 11:27 pm on April 2nd

LanaGraf7 LanaGraf7 writes: I use my Kenmore 234 server for constructing knit tops for myself - I'm still learning! I have not mastered lycra on it yet but soon! And of course, who can resist the speed for pillow cases, blankets and sheets! Run and done! Eit's one of the best investments a sewist can make and the possibilities are endless.
Posted: 11:26 pm on April 2nd

user-3254116 user-3254116 writes: I am glad it's National Serger Month. Maybe I will learn to balance my tension. I've been having problems lately.
Posted: 10:41 pm on April 2nd

user-3254116 user-3254116 writes: I am glad it's National Serger Month. Maybe I will learn to balance my tension. I've been having problems lately.
Posted: 10:41 pm on April 2nd

abqdancer abqdancer writes: I'd love to learn how to use my serger better.
Posted: 10:22 pm on April 2nd

readytorun readytorun writes: Started sewing apparel a few years ago and found that a serger became a necessity for finishing seams. i bought a Janome 1200D and have really enjoyed discovering its 'abilities. All you need is some adventuresome spirit and a few scraps of fabrics.
Posted: 10:00 pm on April 2nd

user-929187 user-929187 writes: I made a quilt with my serger.
Tamara Kemp
Posted: 8:31 pm on April 2nd

user-1117633 user-1117633 writes: My daughter and I share a sewing area. She has a serger and uses it with confidence but in only a few ways. I'm half scared of it and will only use to finish raw edges. We really want to do more and would love the inspiration and directions!
Posted: 8:19 pm on April 2nd

user-2239640 user-2239640 writes: I've been using it to make clothes, getting ready to make cushion covers. Need inspiration for what else.
Posted: 7:51 pm on April 2nd

CathyDSews CathyDSews writes: I use my serger for most of my sewing projects, but the most recent and unusual item I serged were horse leg wraps! The owner of the barn where my daughter rides had purchased wraps for her horses legs and they were too big. I wasn't sure how easy it would be to serge these items as they were foam covered in a fleece-like fabric and rather thick. I was able to do it and remembered to use wooly nylon in the loopers.
Posted: 5:33 pm on April 2nd

auntie_mo auntie_mo writes: having only just bought an overlocker at Christmas, and tentatively used it for some seams, I need to find out further uses for it - to make my sewing life complete.
Posted: 5:21 pm on April 2nd

LindaCdnRock LindaCdnRock writes: I use my serger for EVERYTHING! I love the woolly nylon finished edges for blankets, the rolled hems for little girl dresses, the ruffles, the fancy trims....never mind the fact I can whip together an entire set of pyjamas in no time! I started with a Kenmore 3/4 thread serger a long time ago and then I invested in a Babylock Evolution! I have already made so many things with it and recently purchased this new Curve foot that gives me so much flexibility it's awesome. The last thing I just made? How about a whole wardrobe of doll clothes for Barbie and Ken for a special little girl. She was thrilled and best of all, it took no time at all. I can't live without my serger! I can't believe people buy these machines and never learn to use them. They have no idea what they are missing.
Posted: 5:18 pm on April 2nd

user-2003399 user-2003399 writes: I only use my serger for finishing seams. I would like to have other uses which I'm sure this video will provide.
Posted: 5:11 pm on April 2nd

She_She She_She writes: When I got my serger many years ago I tried to learn everything about it and all the things it could do. I have not been sewing as much lately do to a few life events. All is ok now and I am getting back into it. I have realized that I really need a refresher on the different things that I can do with the serger. I sew all kinds of things and find it very rewarding to make something I can be proud of.
Posted: 5:04 pm on April 2nd

fergus4 fergus4 writes: I have learned some things about using my serger this year, but I am ready for some more new tricks. Pamela's DVD would be a wonderful way to expand my knowledge, so I have my fingers crossed!
Posted: 4:54 pm on April 2nd

user-2778833 user-2778833 writes: I wouldn't say that my projects are creative, but I like the possibilities of the serger. I have a new one to replace an old model that created more frustration than fun and somehow the sense of frustration from the old serger seems to have lingered. I do want to use my serger on lots of projects that I have in my mind, including adding the lace edging for ring-bearer pillows for my nephew's wedding in July.Patricia
Posted: 3:03 pm on April 2nd

user-2000832 user-2000832 writes: I love my serger but would like to expand my knowledge
Posted: 3:00 pm on April 2nd

Ciseles Ciseles writes: It would be nice to dust off my serger and use it more often. I tend not to use it because it has been so long.
Posted: 2:54 pm on April 2nd

chachito chachito writes: It would be nice to be able to use my serger again without spending too much time dealing with tensions, breaking threads, etc., A book like this would certainly help.
Posted: 2:40 pm on April 2nd

mwcmax99 mwcmax99 writes: It's been so long since I've used my serger that I've forgotten how to use it at all! I used it to finish seams and even made some really nice potholders with it. These posts have inspired me to take the time to use it again. Thanks!
Posted: 1:20 pm on April 2nd

beadembroiderer beadembroiderer writes: This is hard to believe that I have never sewn on knits nor sewed with a serger. Obviously, I help. I sew most of my clothes and accessories, as well as gifts for others and charity projects. I am missing a huge part of wardrobe sewing when I don't do knits. Lots of patterns I find attractive are for knits, and learning how to sew in a serger would really help. Pick me!!!
Posted: 1:14 pm on April 2nd

LAKBerry LAKBerry writes: Pam is a great instructor. Would love to win this and improve my serger skills!
Posted: 1:08 pm on April 2nd

bajjmayer bajjmayer writes: I would LOVE to learn more about using my serger--all I have done is finish some seams and edging on homemade where near enough for the amount a serger can do, plus I am scared of re-threading! Thanks for the opportunity for stretching our sewing techniques!
Posted: 1:05 pm on April 2nd

SuzSews SuzSews writes: I have not yet utilized my serger to its fullest potential, but I love how quickly I can sew knits, how quickly I can finish seams. I also used it to take in the width on my husband's sweater vests, so they fit him better.
Posted: 1:05 pm on April 2nd

Suesew57 Suesew57 writes: I've put beads on the edge of a sheer fabric (for a belly dance veil) using my serger exclusively. It was quick, easy and very pretty!
Posted: 1:04 pm on April 2nd

fabricjunkie416 fabricjunkie416 writes: I would love to learn to use my serger beyond seam finishing. A finished seam looks more professional. I have ventured into experimenting with the coverhem on my machine and love the results. So much more to learn!
Posted: 12:45 pm on April 2nd

user-2440927 user-2440927 writes: I love the professional RTW look I get with my serged seams. Wonderful for sewing knits and finishing seams.
Posted: 12:42 pm on April 2nd

Cheryl_Ann Cheryl_Ann writes: I use my serger almost daily. Don't know how I ever did without one. Still lots to learn though.
Posted: 12:36 pm on April 2nd

user-2910297 user-2910297 writes: I use my serger flatlock stitch to make interesting seams on knit cardigans.
Posted: 11:54 am on April 2nd

dbell4444 dbell4444 writes: The serger is the greatest machine yet. I love the finish which makes my garments look more professional.
I offer "designer clothing" on my ecommerce site and before I had a serger I would try to duplicate it with tight zig zag.

Thank you serger!!!!
Posted: 11:50 am on April 2nd

PaulaJ PaulaJ writes: I use my serger regularly for garment sewing, alterations and repairs. I couldn't live without it, but am always looking for new ways to use it!
Posted: 11:16 am on April 2nd

threadmama threadmama writes: I've made many pieces with my Serger, but my favorite has been structured yarn bags!
Posted: 11:12 am on April 2nd

threadmama threadmama writes: I've made many pieces with my Serger, but my favorite has been structured yarn bags!
Posted: 11:12 am on April 2nd

PinkFrog PinkFrog writes: I borrowed my mother's serger to sew dog bed covers from fleece. I really want to learn to REALLY use it!
Posted: 11:12 am on April 2nd

user-2871720 user-2871720 writes: I have a surger but do not use it. I am intimidated by it and would love instruction in the form of a DVD
Posted: 11:10 am on April 2nd

suec47 suec47 writes: Love to use the serger. Really speeds up a project but I am sure I could be using it more creatively. Maybe "Serger Techniques" will inspire me.
Posted: 10:59 am on April 2nd

loislouise loislouise writes: I love my serger but I know there is so much more I can do with it but I am just not sure how. I have done rolled hems, which I love and finished seams but that's about it. I would love to know how to use it to its full potential.
Posted: 10:58 am on April 2nd

susi susi writes: I have made quilt tops using my serger, it's so quick!
Posted: 10:50 am on April 2nd

WaMtnLvr WaMtnLvr writes: Would love to learn how to really use my serger to it's full potential.
Posted: 10:27 am on April 2nd

2tango 2tango writes: You can use your serger for other things than finishing seams?
Posted: 10:12 am on April 2nd

SewMyDreams SewMyDreams writes: I don't use my serger for much else than finishing would be great to learn other uses with the serger.
Posted: 10:01 am on April 2nd

MsHem MsHem writes: What don't I use my Serger for?
From baby clothes to scrap fleece blankets, I use it all the time. I was a Costumer for many years and found a Serger a valuable tool for quick finishes and repairs. These DVD would give me even more help with stitches I haven't yet mastered.
Posted: 9:45 am on April 2nd

oracledba oracledba writes: Depending on the serger, give yourself an honorary engineering degree after getting it threaded!
Posted: 9:43 am on April 2nd

GmaCma GmaCma writes: How I owuld love to win this video! Bought my first serger last summer and share it with my granddaughters. We are OK with the basics but would love to learn more about it.
Posted: 9:31 am on April 2nd

SandyChavez SandyChavez writes: I love my serger (a Babylock Evolution) and have made a robe, a couple of knit teeshirt dresses and a some tee shirts. Would love to master more techniques.
Posted: 9:25 am on April 2nd

chelosunny chelosunny writes: I have used it for finishing seams, but I did see that there is a book on making quilts with it. I try and search all the blogs for tips tp get my nerve up before powering up!
Posted: 9:23 am on April 2nd

Ivvy Ivvy writes: I have had many sergers over the years but I have fallen in love with the simplicity of threading my Babylock evolution. However I can certainly use CD's to maximize my serger's capabilities
Posted: 9:20 am on April 2nd

Leelaa Leelaa writes: I love to sew. I have not had the chance to do it as much as I'd like, but I'm changing that. I'm taking some classes and am ready to create.This serger book would help a lot.
Posted: 9:15 am on April 2nd

nreed nreed writes: I love my serger! But I mostly use it to finish seams. This DVD would definitely help me with new techniques. I am looking forward to learn how to use it to make new projects!
Posted: 9:14 am on April 2nd

bethzookie bethzookie writes: I am just learning to use a serger and hoping to find out what more I can do than just basic seams.
Posted: 9:13 am on April 2nd

pamstitches pamstitches writes: I bought my first serger in the late 70s to sew for my new baby. Now I have three sergers dedicated to various tasks. I love to sew knits and nothing beats a good serger for sewing and finishing them. My recent project was using tissue weight knit for a top and a wrap dress. Zip, zip....all done!
Posted: 9:05 am on April 2nd

SueBee256 SueBee256 writes: I love using the serger when making curtains. It finishes them so neatly. I would love to learn more.
Posted: 9:04 am on April 2nd

msschiel msschiel writes: I have borrowed my mil's serger since she rarely uses it! I constructed a McCall's cardigan using nothing but the serger, except for the hem! I also use it to finish seams of most garments just because I like the finished look!
Posted: 9:02 am on April 2nd

brookscuit brookscuit writes: I love my serger and I'm always looking for ways to use it more.
Posted: 8:39 am on April 2nd

carojo carojo writes: I mainly use my serger for garment seams. I really need to explore its capabilities more.
Posted: 8:24 am on April 2nd

pattyv pattyv writes: I hope I win. I love learning new techniques. Sewing is my favorite hobby.
Posted: 8:04 am on April 2nd

EnidSews EnidSews writes: I love my 10-year-old Baby Lock Imagine. I've been working on a new summer robe the last couple of days. My serger has gotten me quickly through many projects from renewing the trim of old towels to new garments and home decor.
Posted: 8:01 am on April 2nd

user-3063150 user-3063150 writes: I've had a serger for years but have never felt as though I have it mastered-I use it on knits but never get past the basics. I recently bought a cover stitch machine to do better hems, but would love to really master the serger!
Posted: 7:57 am on April 2nd

Laffinwich Laffinwich writes: Oh! It would be so nice to get more out of using my serger.
Right now I use it for straight seams and making basic t-shirts.
Posted: 7:54 am on April 2nd

SUZAG SUZAG writes: I would love to be able to use my serger properly. It intimidates me with the threading and how fast it goes! I want to be comfortable with it so that I will use it more and I think this DVD would be a great help!
Posted: 7:50 am on April 2nd

sewold sewold writes: My daughter and I shared a serger for years. Then my husband got the bright idea it would be nice not to have to carry it back and forth so he bought me one of my own. So she "inherited" the shared serger, which was our second one. I use it mostly for edge finishes but also make pajamas with it a lot. I love the speed in sewing with it. I also know it would do so much more if I knew how. Maybe this would help me branch out.
Posted: 7:50 am on April 2nd

NERF NERF writes: How appropriate to have a serger month to encourage us all to expand our expertise with this wonderful machine. I just bought a new Baby Lock Eclipse serger and am delighting in the easy threading process it uses. Just love seeing the thread shoot effortlessly through the tubes. Would love to win the new instructional dvd to expand my skills.
Posted: 7:47 am on April 2nd

MaryBob MaryBob writes: I love my serger and it has rewarded me for my devotion. But, the one task it does above all other machines is making a set of napkins in less than 2 hours! Great gifts, great surprises, and so easy. Ever buy a piece of fabric that brought joy to your eye without a thought about what you would do with it? Well, a year or two later, make napkins with decorative rolled edges, and forever enjoy that piece of beauty.

Posted: 7:44 am on April 2nd

amy1 amy1 writes: I've finished seams while sewing garments, put in a zipper for little pouches, but I could really use this video for more ideas! Hope to win, thanks.

Posted: 7:15 am on April 2nd

JudieL JudieL writes: Most creative thing I've made with my serger? Gold lame shorts. For a man. For a costume party. They made it through the party!
Posted: 6:54 am on April 2nd

Irenemaj Irenemaj writes: My very first overlocker was a Babylock EA-605 purchased back in the seventies. Thought it would give me the profession look. Ever since then have upgraded from one model to another. Now own a beautiful Babylock Evolution. My biggest problem is the love hate relationship I've had with all my overlockers for the past forty years. The time consumed setting them up is unbelievable. It's like being married for better or worse till death, I shall keep on preserving and hopefully get the hang of it.
Posted: 6:05 am on April 2nd

AHH AHH writes: I have a Brother serger sitting in my closet and would love to learn about how to use it to its fullest capacity. :-)
Posted: 5:32 am on April 2nd

TwoBees TwoBees writes: I have a Bernina Overlocker & apart from being scared at first to have to rethread it which I overcame by cutting the threads of the old colour, knotting the ends to the new & pulling the latter through, I have now made friends with it but still only use it to seam & make lovely little rolled hems. I love the look of the latter on knits which with a slight deliberate pull as I feed the fabric through give a delightfully frilly edge. I am sure there is so much more I could do though so would love to win this DVD.
Posted: 3:20 am on April 2nd

debby57 debby57 writes: I just recently bought a serger and am so eager to learn all that it can do. I have used it to finish seams, but that is about it! I want to be doing more with it - as I know there are many creative and fun techniques that are possible.
Posted: 3:19 am on April 2nd

user-3185837 user-3185837 writes: O great, a serger DVD. I just bought myself a Bernina 800DL and love sewing T-shirts. I'd like to do more with my serger!
Posted: 3:09 am on April 2nd

user-2031649 user-2031649 writes: Need it. Want it. Gotta have it.
Posted: 1:21 am on April 2nd

Pollyazco Pollyazco writes: I would greatly appreciate receiving the Serger DVD to learn the potential for my BabyLock Evolution. I can do the basic things on the serger, but would love to learn how to use the coverstitch, chainstitch and all the feet that came with the serger.
Posted: 11:54 pm on April 1st

LuvThreadsMagazine LuvThreadsMagazine writes: I'm using mine as closet clutter. So need more than the manusl it came with.
Posted: 11:07 pm on April 1st

joyjen joyjen writes: This would be really great and help me put my much neglected serger to good use. I imagine it would also up my level of productivity. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 10:58 pm on April 1st

user-1142986 user-1142986 writes: I am still a novice with using my serger ( or overlocker as they are called here in Oz ) . I find all threads insider videos very helpful and informative and I am sure the serger DVD will be an excellent reference ! Thank you for the chance to enter


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Posted: 10:38 pm on April 1st

hautestuff hautestuff writes: I have mostly used my serger for seam finishing, but am anxious to learn new techniques and I know the DVD would be the perfect thing to take me from here to there!
Posted: 10:25 pm on April 1st

cadesnana cadesnana writes: I have used my serger mainly for seam finishing on projects, like the 200, yes that's not a typo, 220 to be exact small cases to hold music recorders for my daughter's elementary music classes. She's the teacher and wanted a way to keep everyone's recorder sanitary. I would love to learn more creative and decorative things to do with my Babylock serger.
Posted: 10:04 pm on April 1st

Catherine9 Catherine9 writes: I bought my second serger a few months ago because my 20-year old serger did not have differential feed. My new serger is a slightly used 5 thread with differential feed and a cover stitch. The salesperson said it was returned because it was too hard to thread. For anyone considering a serger, don't let it intimidate you! The key to becoming one with your serger is to completely re-thread it every chance you get, preferably several times in one sitting. With practice, threading becomes easy. It took me several hours of just re-threading, but now threading is easy. It was worth the time, I LOVE my serger.
Posted: 10:04 pm on April 1st

ozviking ozviking writes: I have never learnt to do anything with my serger other than finish seams. I know they can do a lot more but how to find out? Oh yes, I would love to win the Serger Techniques DVD and I know I will be set. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 9:49 pm on April 1st

DaisyM DaisyM writes: I don't use my serger because I find it intimidating. Maybe it's about time I try it. LOL
Posted: 9:40 pm on April 1st

ustabahippie ustabahippie writes: I've had my serger way too long to not know how to do the many things possible! I need this DVD!
Posted: 9:37 pm on April 1st

lorjmoon lorjmoon writes: I have a serger and have made many American Girl doll outfits. I made a doll wedding dress and my serger was great on the satin. I would love to learn other ways that a serger can be used.... Thank you
Posted: 9:23 pm on April 1st

rjcarlton rjcarlton writes: I have only just gotten my serger but already made a log cabin lap quilt. I just learned how to make a rolled hem yesterday and plan on re-hemming the flounce on a dress I made last year that did not turn out right, the rolled hem on a serger is a dream come true.
Posted: 9:23 pm on April 1st

kniter kniter writes: Pamela is a great teacher. She makes sewing fun.
Posted: 9:20 pm on April 1st

HMOE HMOE writes: I have a serger and am eager to learn the finer points of serging to get the most use out of it. I am a new subscriber to Threads and am loving the couture tips from The Insider! The more I know, the better my projects will be. Thanks!
Posted: 9:14 pm on April 1st

yveivyovr yveivyovr writes: I really love my Babylock serger & use it mainly for finishing edges. I am in the process of making a cute pale pumpkin coloured bunting suit in Polar Fleece for my dear wee grandson (it's coming into winter in our part of the world) & have been experimenting with settings, as this is the first time I am sewing Polar Fleece - so far so good! I would like to expand my knowledge & use of my overlocker so thanks for the opportunity to enter.
Posted: 9:11 pm on April 1st

liinco liinco writes: I love my serger for finishing edges, but I'm kind of afraid to use it for other things. Will I cut too much off or too little?

I definitely need to learn and practice different techniques.

I would love to have a serger with a cover stitch, maybe someday.

Posted: 9:06 pm on April 1st

user-1148488 user-1148488 writes: I was lucky to meet Pam Leggett when she was the featured speaker at our ASG chapter annual meeting, and the next day she taught a fitting workshop for us. She is so knowledgeable and such a good instructor. I'd love to have her serger DVD - bet it's filled with lots of information to take my sewing to the next level!
Posted: 8:58 pm on April 1st

iris68 iris68 writes: I love my serger! Even though it is not as fancy I can make lots with it!I used it mainly for regular edge finishing and sometimes flat fell seams.
I made a few zip pouch bags and a vest, T's and leggins for my child using it.
I need to master clean finish and beginning of the stitch, corners and such would be great to master too.
Thank you for the chance.
Posted: 8:48 pm on April 1st

Mitzi Mitzi writes: I would love to have this DVD and learn more things to do with my serger. I recently lost over 100 pounds and am in desperate need of some more clothes I can make quickly.
Posted: 8:42 pm on April 1st

aspiretodesign aspiretodesign writes: I do not own a serger yet. My goal is to get one this year!
Posted: 8:38 pm on April 1st

Delores10550 Delores10550 writes: I use my serger a lot, in fact I have worn one out and have purchased 2 other ones so that when I have sewing to do, I have one with dark thread and one with white thread on it. I have also purchased an overlock machine as well for hemming. I have an alterations business, so I use them regularly. I need to expand the use of my sergers and try something different on them.
Posted: 8:34 pm on April 1st

SewBeautiful SewBeautiful writes: I love my serger. I purchased it primarily to finish seams. However, I am learning that I can do so much more with. I recently made a T-shirt, I am so proud of it, it looks store bought. I would like to learn more about using my serger, the book that came with it is very limited.
Posted: 8:33 pm on April 1st

Sadaajit Sadaajit writes: I use my serger for all kinds of sewing, from finishing seams on garments, to hem edges, and even home decorating projects. It was a wonderful first anniversary present nearly 25 years ago and still going strong. It is dearly loved and used regularly.
Posted: 8:24 pm on April 1st

GinnySieben GinnySieben writes: Thanks to great tips about serger capabilities (many by Threads contributing authors), I have graduated from using my serger solely to finish edges and on to embellishing without the blade. I look forward to learning more of what my serger can do.
Posted: 7:52 pm on April 1st

user-2432849 user-2432849 writes: As I mostly do alterations for customers in my home, I use my serger to finish off their garments. I know one of these days I'll give up this business and start sewing things for myself. My closet is bulging with patterns and fabric I've bought over the years. It would help to learn more about how to use a serger for other more decorative purposes. I'll soon be 78 years old and I need to get sewing to deplete my stash. Seamster
Posted: 7:48 pm on April 1st

Widdle Widdle writes: My favourite garments made with it are those for my young girls. From dressy gowns, Halloween costumes to jersey pyjamas my serger is my trusty friend for it's versatility and time saving. Which a working mom can appreciate when it's 24hrs prior to a garment being needed! :)
Posted: 7:46 pm on April 1st

user-3117882 user-3117882 writes: I would like to know more about how to use my Babylock serger. I think this DID would help. Good luck to everyone!
Posted: 7:46 pm on April 1st

lyncharm lyncharm writes: I've used my serger for several wedding and bridesmaid dresses as well as for rolled hems on veils ans chiffons. It is an integral part of my studio, but I would like to learn some new techniques!
Posted: 7:41 pm on April 1st

user-2297289 user-2297289 writes: I have an older serger that's tricky to thread, but I'm eager to learn how to use it for more projects. Thanks Threads!

Posted: 7:40 pm on April 1st

kershawgirl kershawgirl writes: I surely would like to learn more about my new serger, thanks to the folks at Threads!
Jean McCormick
Posted: 7:18 pm on April 1st

DeWolfeDesign DeWolfeDesign writes: I absolutely love my serger. I've used it to make three flower girl dresses, Christmas linens, shopping bags, shorts, pants, and an entire Christmas pageant of costumes! It's awesome! :oD
Posted: 7:16 pm on April 1st

user-2435106 user-2435106 writes: I have a new Serger, still in the box. I am an intermediate
skill seamstress, but I don't know how to use a
serger at all. I would love to win this DVD !
Posted: 7:10 pm on April 1st

mamasewing mamasewing writes: I need this - I do just the basics with my serger and know that I am missing out on so much more.....
Posted: 7:07 pm on April 1st

JulieInAZ JulieInAZ writes: I am new to serging and have just completed my first project, a queen size quilt using my serger for all seams. It is called Thirteen's A Charm and I learned by following the directions from a book. It was a bit scary and not easy to do this without visual instruction. Learning from a professional on how I can really utilize this wonderful machine to its full potential would be a dream come true. I am excited for the opportunity to win this is DVD and I look forward to watching Pamela Leggett!
Happy Sewing,
Posted: 7:06 pm on April 1st

Marthamm Marthamm writes: I just bought a babylock evolution serger January 2014.
I have made 2 child's knit tops, a child's skirt, a knit adult top, pillowcases and infinity scarfs. I love sewing with this serger and want to learn as much as I can to make the most of this great machine.
Posted: 7:03 pm on April 1st

user-878397 user-878397 writes: I do own a Brother 1034D serger and I use it to sew with stretchy fabrics. However, I would like to see videos with creative ideas for embellishing projects with it. This is something you don't find easily.
Posted: 6:59 pm on April 1st

TwilightStorm TwilightStorm writes: I found my moms old serger in a closet. I can't say i've ever used it, because I haven't. I can honestly say I don't even know how to thread it which is why I haven't done anything with it. I'm a novice sewer, but the DVD looks really nice. I learn best from videos, so this seemed like a really nice giveaway. Best wishes.
Posted: 6:49 pm on April 1st

DrivesSewMachBest DrivesSewMachBest writes: Oh, Pleeeaaase! It is too seldom that I bring out my serger and it's like I have to learn it all over again. Ugh! I could use a "Kick-start".
Posted: 6:34 pm on April 1st

Changmom Changmom writes: I use my serger on every knit garment I have made since I got it, but my favorite was the very first serged garment I made- a patternless mini skirt for my daughter. It fit her perfectly!
Posted: 6:32 pm on April 1st

Sewzy Sewzy writes: I made a table runner with the flat lock stitch. love it. :)
Posted: 6:26 pm on April 1st

Lizzy_Beth Lizzy_Beth writes: I would love to win a copy of this. I have used my serger to help me make many things: jackets, pants, knit tops, shirts, dresses, pillow cases, blankets, a sleeping bag, cosmetic bags, and many many more. I am currently using my serger to help me make some blouses.
Posted: 6:24 pm on April 1st

Dstromsk Dstromsk writes: I wish I may I wish I might ......,..,. Win these CDs so I could learn to use my serger right!

Posted: 6:16 pm on April 1st

user-3301500 user-3301500 writes: My mother started teaching me how to sew by hand when I was 4 years old. By the time I was 8, we were bickering over sharing time on her sewing machine; to the point where my father actually agreed to buy me one of my own, all-be-it a very old, used one. It had straight & zigzag stitches only, with no reverse, but it ran like a dream, & I loved it. Peace once again reigned over my childhood home!

Now approaching 56, I have several sewing machines, & one 4 thread Serger. I use it for so many things besides simple seam finishing, rolled hems, etc. that it's out & in use an equal amount, if not greater amount of time, to my sewing machines.

I love woolly nylon for a lot of things, but have also used variegated or plain crochet cotton, embroidery thread, metallic thread, button thread & even silk ribbon to create interesting exposed flat seams, as well as my own trims for embellishing other projects. I've used these as appliques for decorating clothing, bags & totes, pillows/pillow cases, towels, quilting, & even in paintings!!

I think out of all the artistic, or creative mediums I have worked with over the years, I love fabrics & threads the most, as I've never run out of ideas for things I want to do. My biggest challenge is finding the time! (Well, that & finding room for all of my fabric stash!)

I would absolutely love to win Pamela's DVD's to see another Fabric Artists ideas on how to expand even further on the extraordinary potential of the fabulous Serger.

Mary-Ann (Victoria B.C., Canada)
Posted: 6:14 pm on April 1st

user-3295770 user-3295770 writes: I just replaced my Babylock Anno 1977 with a Bernina 800DL serger and what a difference! Now I get beautiful seams, can use differential feed to always get a perfect seam. Have just made a pair of track pants to test a pattern before making more. Now I want to know more about ways to use the new serger.
Posted: 6:09 pm on April 1st

BarbaraTW BarbaraTW writes: I know that my serger is under used. I need all the help I can get!
Posted: 6:03 pm on April 1st

broseland broseland writes: I have 3 sergers, each are good at a specific task. My favorite hint is to use your serger for neat and tidy French seams. No trimming!
Posted: 6:03 pm on April 1st

Carolsewmuch Carolsewmuch writes: Most recently I made some pillowcases with the band seam hidden.

Posted: 5:56 pm on April 1st

Letha Letha writes: I just got my BabyLock serger in December and love it! I just need to use it more creatively. I've only made baby receiving blanket, burp clothes, put some narrow hems on some fleece wraps and finished seam allowances. So, I could really use to win this DVD.
Posted: 5:54 pm on April 1st

VickieMom VickieMom writes: I just upgraded to a serger with a coverstitch. I'm excited to learn new stitches and would like to make things for my granddaughters. I'm impressed with your instruction materials and I know I will not be disappointed with this. THANKS
Posted: 5:32 pm on April 1st

scarfette scarfette writes: I don't think I could sew without my serger. I make all my own clothes and use the serger as much as my sewing machine. I use it to finish all seams, do rolled hems etc. Would love to learn some different things that a serger could do.
Posted: 5:31 pm on April 1st

ThreadsandNeedles ThreadsandNeedles writes: I just bought a new serger and love it!
Posted: 5:30 pm on April 1st

karlykitten karlykitten writes: My first project with a serger was a crinoline for square dancing. I have also made childrens sweatshirts. I haven't used it in a while but I think I'll get it out again soon.
Posted: 5:28 pm on April 1st

CeleneM CeleneM writes: I bought my first serger quite recently and while I am proud of the fact that I have worked out how to thread it correctly from scratch, I have only used it for some dodgy rolled hems and some ok seams. Would love a useful dvd.
Posted: 5:24 pm on April 1st

Grandmagwen Grandmagwen writes: I do not have a serger because I cannot afford it and feel so left out by not having one. It would be a great thrill to win one. There are so many projects out there that require the surger and I am being left out. I sew baby items for young mothers at a local MOPS (Mothers of Pre-school Children)Ministry and having that piece of equipment in my sewing room would be the best advantage I could think of. Thanks for this chance to win one!
Posted: 5:21 pm on April 1st

forbusiness forbusiness writes: I love using the serger. I have used my serger to finish seams on cottons, knits, and other fabrics. I would love to learn to use it to do other things like a rolled hem or a flat overlock or just to improve my technique.

Posted: 5:18 pm on April 1st

SharonPicone SharonPicone writes: I've owned my serger for almost 2 years and still have not scratched the surface on what it's capable of doing. I must say that I feel a bit intimidated, so winning a copy of this DVD will be extremely helpful to me and a most welcome addition to the development of my sewing knowledge and skills.
Posted: 5:15 pm on April 1st

cmartinfirvida cmartinfirvida writes: I recently got a serger as a WONDERFUL gift, and this dvd would be a great help!
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 1st

user-734452 user-734452 writes: I would love to learn some new techniques to use with my serger.
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 1st

aindava aindava writes: I bought it to make a fine rolled (or narrow) hem on silk Art-to-wear clothing. I haven't gotten a chance, yet... it kinda scares me. A DVD teaching me how to use it would be quite nice.
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 1st

user-2961106 user-2961106 writes: I was given a serger, but I've never taken it out of the box. I've no idea what to do with it! I'd very much love to change that! Cassandra Brecht
Posted: 5:08 pm on April 1st

CAS48 CAS48 writes: I used it to fix some knitted barbie dresses. I needed to make them smaller to fit the waste so I sewed a seam down the back. So, I've found out I can use it for my knitted clothing!

This will be great to make socks fit exactly.
Posted: 5:06 pm on April 1st

slmendes slmendes writes: I just got a new serger two months ago and so far, I have just sed it to make rolled hems on scarfs and to overlock seams to prevent fraying. I know there is a whole lot more my serger can do, I have just not taken the time to explore. I could use some motivation like this Serger Techniques DVD!
Posted: 5:06 pm on April 1st

Ralphetta Ralphetta writes: I use my serger more often than my sewing machine. I love it for quick alterations. One day I put on a big, patterned cardigan/jacket that I hadn't worn much recently. I realized that I wasn't wearing it because the sleeves were too big and the armholes were too big/low and made it look dated. I took my yardstick and marked it and then stuck it under the serger and removed the excess fabric from the sleeve, lifted the armhole and then tapered down the side seam in one fast step X2. In about 15 minutes, by removing the excess fabric I'd made it look new and I was out the door. I could never do that with my sewing machine. I often have to reshape the crotch seam of readytowear pants and it only takes a few minutes to do it because I don't have to rip anything out first like I would have to do if I used the sewing machine.
Posted: 5:04 pm on April 1st

Mayell Mayell writes: I am just getting started with a serger, so none,yet. I hope for many to come.
Posted: 4:59 pm on April 1st

LarkLane LarkLane writes: I love my serger and I look forward to learning about more ways to use that amazing machine. I've done some samples with cording, cover stitches and beading, but I haven't yet completed projects using those wonderful techniques. I'm looking forward to learning more ways to put the serger to work.
Posted: 4:56 pm on April 1st

Bandmom1 Bandmom1 writes: I love my serger ! I use it all the time and would love to learn some new techniques :)
Posted: 4:52 pm on April 1st

Jan1404 Jan1404 writes: Resources from Threads are always helpful and professional. I'd love to add this set to my library!
Posted: 4:52 pm on April 1st

adairent adairent writes: I use my serger all the time, but not creatively. I would like to explore this more.
Posted: 4:51 pm on April 1st

mrs_l mrs_l writes: I use my serger all the time for inside seam finishing, but I have no idea how to do anything else with it - would love some help!
Posted: 4:51 pm on April 1st

awhimsical awhimsical writes: APRIL FOOL ME - if I think I couldn't benefit from this DVD. I have had a serger for 15 years and it scares me. I live in the country. The store where I purchased it closed before I could get my lessons. No other lessons around me within hours of driving AND the Pamela is right - the manual is horrific. I can't even seem to get it threaded. Heck I don't even know if it works correctly! It is a scary mystery to me. Help Threads ... I would love to learn to use this serger!! Thank you.
Posted: 4:51 pm on April 1st

mbailey mbailey writes: I lose confidence about using my serger and let time and knowledge slip away. I'm thinking the DVD could inspire me to keep at it.
Posted: 4:47 pm on April 1st

modestoash modestoash writes: I'm just making a skirt almost entirely on the serger. There are a few issues where practice will help--and so will education. You sure can't beat the professional finish and the give in the seams and hems. Love my serger!
Posted: 4:46 pm on April 1st

user-3136551 user-3136551 writes: I have a serger for a couple of years but use it mainly for finishing seams. would love to widen my horizon.
Pearl Wolloch
Posted: 4:46 pm on April 1st

user-2316770 user-2316770 writes: When I bought my serger the first thing I did was to make a jumpsuit for my then baby son. I've still only used it for seams and rolled hems though 4 years on!
Posted: 4:45 pm on April 1st

mmarijke mmarijke writes: never too old to learn new tricks
Posted: 4:43 pm on April 1st

zzz123 zzz123 writes: I haven't made anything yet with my serger! That's why I need to win these DVDs--so I can learn how! I've just been using mine to clean finish the ends of cut fabric.
Posted: 4:42 pm on April 1st

zzz123 zzz123 writes: I haven't made anything yet with my serger! That's why I need to win these DVDs--so I can learn how! I've just been using mine to clean finish the ends of cut fabric.
Posted: 4:42 pm on April 1st

KnowMe_OhMe KnowMe_OhMe writes: I haven't used my serger for much more than seam finishes, but I would love to learn what else it can do!
Posted: 4:41 pm on April 1st

SEGnesa SEGnesa writes: I am just learning about the serger. It's in the box, and my fingers tremble as I approach it. ANY help would be very welcome.
Posted: 4:41 pm on April 1st

wolfkit wolfkit writes: I finally bought myself a serger but haven't been game to try and remember what I learnt over 30 years ago about using one.
Posted: 4:38 pm on April 1st

idosew idosew writes: I could use this

Posted: 4:36 pm on April 1st

amzggal amzggal writes: I just made some napkins with rolled hem edges. I could use additional skill building help.
Posted: 4:34 pm on April 1st

MaxMu MaxMu writes: Haven't been very server-creative so far, I bought my Baby Lock half a year ago and love it! But I mainly use it for neat finishes to seam allowances.

Posted: 4:34 pm on April 1st

Mity26 Mity26 writes: I was making a fleece coat/jacket a couple of years ago. Since I had made all the necessary adjustments to the paper pattern, I decided to use my serger to put it together. Everyone just loves the look of the coat, and since I lined it in nylon, I can wear it down to about 30 degrees. I would love to be able to do more with my serger.
Posted: 4:32 pm on April 1st

user-90710 user-90710 writes: I love to use woolly nylon and serge around flannel to make baby blankets
Posted: 4:30 pm on April 1st

RWinDC RWinDC writes: Would love to have a DVD to add to my serger's usefulness.
Posted: 4:28 pm on April 1st

user-3268754 user-3268754 writes: I just bought a new Juki serger and have only done test seams. Sure could use some help :o)
Posted: 4:22 pm on April 1st

mwilliams4 mwilliams4 writes: I have a serger and I know I don't use it to it's full potenial. Would love to win the DVD and practice on my own.
Posted: 4:14 pm on April 1st

RoseM RoseM writes: I was late to want and use a serger. I just got a used serger two or three years ago. I have only used it to finish seams. I haven't figured out other things to do with it but I know sergers can do more than finish seams.

Posted: 4:10 pm on April 1st

virb virb writes: Very creative... baby muslins! Would love to branch out with this prize!
Posted: 3:28 pm on April 1st

wicked_stitcher wicked_stitcher writes: i once was able to see Pamela at a presentation and would love to have something beyond that memory to stir my creative juices!
Posted: 2:45 pm on April 1st

vestis3 vestis3 writes: I just purchased my first Baby Lock serger - the Ovation. I am looking forward to learning its full potential--from overcast to construction.
Posted: 1:50 pm on April 1st

sewgramms sewgramms writes: I use my serger but only on the same old t-shirts. Something new would be nice.
Posted: 11:08 am on April 1st

user-1112304 user-1112304 writes: I have used my serger on a number of different garments and a variety of fabrics. My latest challenge is a sweater knit using Pamela Leggett's pattern. I have made a lap quilt out of flannel and infinity scarves for Christmas presents. I now have a great granddaughter and look forward to use a serger for projects for her.
Grace Fulkerson
Posted: 9:17 am on April 1st

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