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HappyToSew | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Happy Sewing Everyone!

After a long hiatus, I finally took my serger out this weekend, and actually used it to finish the seams of a skirt I made. My excitement over using this wonderful machine, after so many years, was awesome! Would like to share experiences with those of you who use sergers. I am planning to learn all the different ways my serger can be used. Looking forward to hearing your stories, for I know they will help me very much.

Tomorrow, I plan to change the threads. Have a question: There seems to be conflict over oiling the machine. Some say NEVER, and, some say after every 8 hours of use.

Thanks for listening,





  1. sanderson | | #1

    For what it's worth I try to keep my serger de-fuzzed as much as possible.  I keep a vacuum nearby and a box of q-tips to wipe out the nooks and crannies.  I'm not a huge fan of the compressed air stuff but at times I do use a bit to get at hidden gunk but always to blow stuff out to where it can be wiped up...not into the workings.  I do oil after about 8hrs use but only where the manual says and just tiny amounts.

    Here's another serger maintenance question.  Have any of you had luck sharpening the knives?

    1. HappyToSew | | #2

      Good Morning!

      Thanks for replying so quickly, really appreciate it. Last night, I found an ingenous item in the "Nancy's Notions" catalog, for oiling the serger. It is called the "Fine Point Oiler" (I am ordering one today). Unlike the sewing machine oil we are used to using, this light machine oil, comes in a clear cylinder shape which makes it easier to use in the serger. Regarding your question, I have not changed my knives yet, hope  you get some good replies.

      Have a wonderful, happy sewing day!


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