Learn to Use Your Serger

Learn to Use Your Serger

For several years, I have wanted to own a serger.  Never mind the fact that I didn’t even own a sewing machine and hadn’t touched one since before I was a teenager.  I love the finished edge a serger can give, and the fact that with a serger, I can create my own household cloth items and have them look professional too.  Last year, I finally bought one and have more than paid for it in the savings of using cloth instead of disposable rags, wipes and other items.  I couldn’t have done any of it without a good serger book, though, and I thought I would share some of the better books on sergers with you.

The Complete Serger Handbook
Though it is currently out of stock, Amazon will honor the price you buy it at, and since it is listed at $2.15 and eligible for free shipping, anyone with a serger should get this highly-reviewed book. 

Sewing with Sergers: The Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing
This book introduces beginners to the basics of using a serger, including stitch types, fabric tension, decorative techniques and other concepts.  It also includes projects such as napkins, a swimsuit and even a sweater.

Serger Sewing Basics
This book breaks down the anatomy of a serger, teaches several stitch types, decorative techniques and includes 13 different patterns to help you get started with your serger.

Each of these books has a four-star rating or higher, and comes with free shipping options from Amazon.  If you are ready to learn how to use your serger instead of letting it collect dust, grab one of these books to help you get started.