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Learn to love your serger / overlocker

Do you own a serger/overlocker that just sits in a box? I have to admit I can have a love/hate relationship with mine. It intimidates me, I hate not knowing how to adjust the tension or how do to deal with common problems. When it works it’s fab, so fast!! And fabulous for sewing stretchy fabric.

I have a basic model from Lidl which works well with thin to medium weight fabrics. I have to confess that if a project requires changing the thread I will use my normal machine instead!!

So when I saw Serger Peppers new Skillshare class: “Learn to love your serger, 1 project at a time (#1: the Scrappy Neck Warmer).” for free I leapt at it.

The course is aimed at those who are new to overlockers. Irene talks you through each part of the overlocker, covers threading the machine with some helpful tips. I love how she covers learning to thread it from scratch first and then moves into a cheat method!!

The course includes a scarf project. Here’s mine in progress. I have a large box of woolen jumpers bought/donated a few years ago just waiting for the right project. This is it!

I love my new scarf made of 100% woolen jumpers. I sewed up the side to make it into an infinity scarf.

They are so quick to make that I have whipped up a few:) I’m undecided between giving them away or selling them…

This one I’m keeping for me:)

If you have an overlocker sat in a box I recommend this course. Make friends with your overlocker! Plus if you use this referral link  for the course you will get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99 for unlimited access to this and thousands of online classes.


Ps I have put in a request for a course covering tension and how to fix it:)!

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Wednesday 4th of January 2017

It took me a long time to get the hang of my overlocker but it's so worth it. It sat in the box for quite some time at first though!

I love your scarf, such a simple idea!


Saturday 17th of December 2016

I have an older overlocker but honestly the sight of it makes me nervous. silly huh?


Saturday 17th of December 2016

To be honest I regularly feel like that and then feel daft for such thoughts when it works well for me!!!

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