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Posted by: MaryLynn in Long Beach

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Posted on: 9/2/04 9:32 PM
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I use dental floss threaders to thread the loopers on my serger. They come in a little plastic box and look like fishing line with a loop on the end. They are stiff enough to thread through the holes and loops, but flexible. I just pull the thread though the loop on the threader and then pull it through the holes and loops.

I find them much easier than trying to use tweezers.

Oct. 12, Here's a picture of a pack I just bought.

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Kiljoybaby said... (5/8/11 7:13 PM) Reply
They work great. Someone told me to do this years ago. Real handy
Baychel3 said... (7/26/10 12:26 PM) Reply
I've used this , also, and find it to be Heaven-sent! You are absolutely right when you say it is much easier than tweezers! Wonderful tip!
DollyS said... (7/25/10 1:34 PM) Reply
Great idea! thanks for the info.
merxsa said... (7/22/10 9:52 PM) Reply
You are right, works great!
sewrelaxed said... (11/25/09 10:29 PM) Reply
I also use this trick, at home and at work. I get my flossers from my kids' stash that they get from the orthodontist but don't use. Straight teeth and easy threading!
said... (11/5/09 10:00 PM) Reply
wow I need to try this!
Dinorah said... (11/17/08 10:28 AM) Reply
I'm going to buy it then I'll comment on it since it seems to be a very good tip.
HKartmann said... (10/8/08 4:53 AM) Reply
I will definately try this Technique, I have been frustrated many times, but I have also found using longer tweezers help also, plus I use the tweezers to help me thread my sewing maching it helps keep the thread more stable and is faster than using auto threaders :)
Cobblehurst said... (10/25/07 10:29 AM) Reply
You seem to be a lady of Ingenuity - Great idea with the dental floss...Sew.. no pun intended...what is the best way to serger around inside corners? I find this a bit tricky... . Respectfully... Cobblehurst
Teachthemtoread said... (9/1/07 9:23 PM) Reply
I will try this. I just got a serger and have been sweating out the threading.
deeyuma said... (2/9/07 4:20 PM) Reply
I spent 2 hrs this a.m. reading manual and trying to work with tweezers that came with my new serger, finally got it threaded, but will definitely use your method next time, right now just excited about what am I gonna serge first, besides the scraps I did, thank you for tip, I appreciate it.
granmaL said... (11/13/06 7:40 PM) Reply
where can I find an instrution manual for an older Kenmore Serger
Nana said... (5/16/05 11:03 PM) Reply
I have just used regular dental floss....6-8 inch piece folded in half....has worked for years for me. just keep a container of floss w. your sewing "stuff" Thanks Nana Clare
reunaroundsue said... (10/18/04 2:27 PM) Reply
I just purchased a serger and this is a great idea. In fact I have some of the floss threaders. I probably never would of thought of your idea. Thank You
milch said... (10/1/04 4:01 PM) Reply
i use these too. they're great.
DianeR said... (9/27/04 11:27 AM) Reply
great idea!!
Oscar said... (9/24/04 5:22 PM) Reply
I like this idea better than buying a very thin wire with a loop at one end from a quilting catalog. Also it wouldn't be so easy to lose. I would get more for my money. It's the Scotch ( not the liquid kind" coming out. Oscar
sessi said... (9/18/04 3:26 PM) Reply
Will run to the store to get somedental floss "threader". Then I will comment again.
GNBx3 said... (9/4/04 9:23 AM) Reply
I use these for my teeth and had thought that they would work to thread the serger that is being shipped to me as I type. Thanks for confirming what I thought would make my life easier. Barbara
MaryLynn in Long Beach said... (9/3/04 10:56 AM) Reply
My package says 'G_U_M Floss Threaders'. you can find them at the grocery store, the drug store, big box stores. They are in the dental care section, by the dental floss. Easy to find. I will try and upload a pic over the weekend.
alicia said... (9/3/04 8:49 AM) Reply
Marylynn, where do you get these? is there a name to ask for? This sounds wonderful - ANYTHING to make the loopers easier - sometimes they just drive me nutso!! (ok, so it's a really short trip :) )
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