If you’re new to the world of sergers, you’ll want to get started off on the right foot. While every machine purchase includes several standard accessories, there’s nothing like exploring the possibilities offered by adding to your capabilities and skills by exploring the variety of accessories available to you. In addition to having plenty of standard backups on hand, you can experience unlimited creative opportunities using specialized accessories.
There’s nothing like having your serging questions answered by someone with plenty of experience. Making The Most Of Your Sewing Machine & Serger Accessories is an invaluable addition to any serger owner’s sewing room. It’s filled with useful and ingenious tips, techniques and all the ins-and-outs of serging, fabrics and accessories. Another popular book is The Complete Serger Handbook. These and plenty of other helpful books on sergers, accessories and techniques are available in hardcover, paperback or Kindle.
Dritz Serger Tweezers
Every machine owner can use a pair of these curved, stainless steel tweezers for removing unwanted threads, removing the occasional broken needle or to remove small bits of paper that become detached while paper piecing. They can also be used to assist you while changing or hand-threading needles. These durable, rust-proof tweezers are a must-have for any serger owner.
Dritz Serger Dust Cover
This handy, vinyl serger cover is lightweight, easy to clean and fits most portable or cabinet serger machines. It does a great job or protecting your machine from dirt and dust when not in use.
Paxcoo 36 Pcs Bobbins and Sewing Threads with Case
There isn’t a seamstress on earth who wouldn’t love to have immediate access to a rainbow of pre-loaded bobbins. Paxco is one of several companies that offer a wide range of combination packs filled with full bobbins and matching threads. Unless otherwise stated by the manufacturer, the bobbins are all standard size and fit most sergers, including Baby Lock, Kenmore, Janome and Singer.
Stock up on the standards
Anyone with any sewing or serging experience knows that you can never have enough extra needles, upper and lower cutting knives, screw drivers, and other items that are never available when you need them most.
BlueArrowExpress Screwdrivers Set
This handy set of three different-sized screwdrivers feature very short handles for easy use on your serger.
NGOSEW Upper and Lower Knife Set
This dual set of replacement blades fits several Juki and Bernina serger models. Kits like these are available for all major serger models.
Specialized serger feet
A presser foot is an accessory no machine owner can do without. But custom or detailed work means using specially-designed tools. We’re talking about work that may require using a belt loop binder, hemming foot, shirring foot, piping foot, beading and sequin foot or even a combination of all the above. Most well-known serger manufacturers offer several different specialty feet in combination packs. For example, Juki sells a 6-pack of assorted serger feet, including one of each for shirring, lace, elastic, tape, cording and beading/sequin applications. Buying these tools in combination packs offer great variety and savings.
Becoming proficient at using a serger takes a little time and practice, but it’s well worth both. Grab some fabric, try out some features and get to know your machine and its accessories. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to take on some highly creative projects!