Projects, Tips and Techniques for Serging

We’ve gathered some of our favorite serging projects, tips and techniques to celebrate National Serger Month in April!

T-shirt Quilt

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This T-shirt quilt is a fun and fast way to use your favorite tees to make a soft blanket to take to the game or snuggle in at home.

Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner


Looking for a quick project to make on your overlocker?  This quilt-as-you-go table runner is about as quick as it gets!

How to Thread an Overlocker


Do you dread to thread? Overlockers or sergers of all kinds have a reputation of being impossible to thread, but overcoming this dread of threading is key to your successful experience with this machine.

Sparkle Rolled Hem Napkins


Add a little sparkle to your table setting by making your own fast, rolled hem napkins. This is a simple way to use your favorite fabrics and try out some decorative threads. The possibilities are as limitless as your fabric and thread supply!

Overlocker Drawstring Bag


Learn how to create a drawstring bag with an overlocker! The BERNINA Overlocker makes them quick to stitch, especially the “casing” for the drawstring—a flatlock stitch that is also the hemming stitch for the top!

Coverstitch Techniques


Are you curious about a coverstitch machine and what it does? The b42 is key to achieving that perfect polished hem finish to your sewing projects. Whether you need to shorten your t-shirts or use a chainstitch as a basting stitch to fit a garment, this is the machine for the job.

Sew a Faux Knot Headband


A knit headband is a comfortable way to accessorize, especially when you’ve got curls or coils to keep out of your face! These are incredibly quick and easy to stitch up and use up small cuts of jersey or other knit fabrics. Adding a faux knot to the center of your headband adds an extra unique touch.

Custom T-Shirt with an Overlocker

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A wardrobe staple for everyone is a T-shirt! Once you have mastered your basic pattern, you will be ready to fill your closet with T-shirts from all your favorite knit fabrics.

How to Use Three Threads Three Ways with the BERNINA Overlocker


There are three basic stitches on an overlocker machine: overlock, flatlock and rolled edge. Using three threads, we can easily adjust settings to achieve these three different stitches. Then you can get creative with a whole bunch of different ways you can use them. This makes the overlocker a versatile machine indeed.

Easy Serger Eyeglass Case

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Are you going to have fun in the sun this spring? Learn how to create this eyeglass case using your serger!

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