The Best Serger Projects For Beginners
If you’ve made the leap from sewing machine to serger, you’re in for a great new set of creative experiences. In some ways, learning to use a serger can be like learning to sew all over again, but in other ways, there are similarities. Both machines are designed to perform specific functions, both are invaluable tools for any home sewist, and the sky’s the limit when you have both at your disposal. Even if you’ve invested in a serger model featuring all the latest automatic bells and whistles, learning to thread your new machine is always Step 1. Next comes the fun part: using your serger to create something! We’ve gathered a few fun and easy projects for those of you who are new to serging. Jump right in and enjoy!
Everyone knows that fleece blankets are soft, cozy and all-around wonderful. They’re also one of the best projects to tackle when you’re new to serging. Fleece is easy to work with, forgiving and can be fashioned into anything from warm baby wraps to king-size spreads. Fleece blankets are always welcome gifts!
Infinity (Mobius) Scarf
These scarves are some of the most versatile accessories on the planet! They can be made using any type of fabric, from sheers to knits to fleece to wovens. They can be wide or narrow, long or compact, for any season and in any print or color. They make wonderful gifts for men and women and are a great first project for your new serger.
If you love mixing and matching your décor without breaking the bank or creating customized gifts for loved ones, why not think pillow cases? There’s no easier way to change the mood of a room than by adding a new focal point or two or three. Gorgeous serged pillow cases can be made to fit any size pillow – from throws to king-size body pillows! And what little girl or boy wouldn’t love a set of pillow cases featuring their favorite super hero or cartoon character? These cases are creative and easy to make.
Fast and Easy Table Runner
Hand-made table runners are wonderful additions to any dining experience. From casual to elegant, these charming fabric pieces add a little more celebration to any occasion. Whether celebrating the birth of a baby, hosting a wedding shower or decorating for a holiday, this three-piece table runner can be whipped up in no time at all! Let your imagination decide how you add special decorative finishing touches.
Sheer Serger Scarf
Yes, it’s another scarf, but this project is the perfect way to become comfortable with the rolled hem feature on your serger. Once you’ve mastered this stitch, you’ll never fear working with sheer or fine fabrics again! The scarf illustrated in this tutorial is long, flowing, and gorgeous but you can experiment with any size or length of fabric you prefer. And any serger capable of producing a rolled hem or edge will ensure that your finished project is just as beautiful.
No matter what type of serger you own, there are countless ways to create unique, thoughtful and beautiful projects, gifts, donations, crafts, and garments. Whether you plan to expand your sewing skills for personal or professional reasons, your serger is sure to play a great part in your future creative efforts. For more inspiration see What Can I make With A Serger and Serger Projects.