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28 Jan '17

Sewing - Remove Serger Thread Quick & Easy

Posted by Kim Jackson in Repost, Sewing Tip

Ever struggled to remove serger threads while in the middle of a sewing project.  Removing serger thread doesn’t have to be a chore, this video will show you how to remove serger thread quick and easy. 

Stitch Types: The 3-Thread Overlock is the most common overedge serger seam consisting of 1 straight needle stitch and 3 looper thread stitches. The 4-Thread with Safety Stitch is used ideally for medium to heavier weight fabrics such as double knits and swimwear. This stitch consists of 2 straight needle stitches and 4 looper thread stitches.

Tools Needed: Seam Ripper, Tweezers, and Trimming Scissors (optional). Start by cutting the straight needle stitch seam with a seam ripper or small trimming scissors. Make sure to snip the needle stitching line every 3 to 5 inches along the entire length of the serger seam. Remember if you are using a 4-Thread Safety Stitch you will have two sets of stitch lines to snip. Once the snipping is complete, take your tweezers and pull the broken needle thread out.  If you prefer, you may also pull the needle thread out with your fingers. When the straight needle stitch seam has been removed, simply unravel the looper thread stitches like magic!  Use a steam iron to remove the holes left by the serger thread or for more stubborn fabrics use a solution of 1 to 2 teaspoons of white vinegar with 1 cup water. Lightly mist the fabric and steam iron until fully dry. Cheers all done! 


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