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Posted on: 4/24/08 11:45 AM
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Sometimes threading your serger can be a bit of a challenge, especially if your hands are not too steady or your thread is not cooperating.

I use a dental floss threader to pass the thread through the loopers. You can find these in the dental floss and toothbrush section of your pharmacy. I have added a picture, just to remind you what threaders look like. You place your serger thread through the loop of the threader, and then poke the straight, stiff end of the threader through your looper and pull the thread through. This makes threading the serger so much easier.

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NITAP said... (5/17/08 0:54 AM) Reply
i have been sewing over 50 years, and this tip is the best. thank you
jupitermap said... (5/12/08 10:07 AM) Reply
great idea for all of us over 40
jupitermap said... (5/3/08 5:58 AM) Reply
great idea especiallly for those of us who are over forty it s great for the myopic
SewTwin said... (4/30/08 10:14 PM) Reply
Thanks for the post.I have been using these for years.Thought everyone already knew bout them..
Pyrose said... (4/30/08 10:34 AM) Reply
I just got braces recently and was given a pack of these for flossing. I soon discovered the flossers were perfect for threading wooly nylon through the loopers. I was going to post this tip myself, but you beat me to it. :-)
cindyann said... (4/26/08 11:35 AM) Reply
Great idea!
sixcatsterry said... (4/25/08 10:58 AM) Reply
abcameo-thanks for the idea of a dental mirror. I am always rolling my machine onto its side to see where to put the needle. I have 5 separate position for needles. The dental mirror makes great sense now all I need is my serger home its getting a tune up.
abcameo said... (4/25/08 10:06 AM) Reply
My tip is to also buy a dental mirror to see where to put the needles when changing them out. You can buy also these at the drugstore.
abcameo said... (4/25/08 10:05 AM) Reply
My tip is to buy a dental mirror to see where to put the needles when changing them out. You can buy also these at the drugstore.
papago said... (4/25/08 9:18 AM) Reply
Great idea Sandra!!
utz said... (4/25/08 8:29 AM) Reply
Great tip! These things are really flexible; am going to give this a try.
librarylady said... (4/24/08 7:01 PM) Reply
Bless you for adding the picture of what I should be looking for! I was seriously puzzled.
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