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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Serging ... may I use regular thread in the first needle? ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Date: 2/22/13 8:29 PM

I chose this forum because it said there's no such thing as a silly question.

I've been cooped up for days fighting some bug and finally am finally starting to feel well enough to walk around. Dang it! I want to sew!

I'm out of black serger thread. May I use regular Gutterman thread in the needle and my gray thread in the loopers?

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Date: 2/22/13 8:46 PM

I have a brother serger. I don't buy serger thread in every color so I will use regular thread in my needles (I could in the loopers too but I would have to wind bobbins to have 4 threads). I usually sew with both needles. I don't use Gutterman thread and prefer Coats/Clark. I find Gutterman to be linty but that is me. HTH

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Date: 2/22/13 8:50 PM

You can use regular sewing thread like Coats & Clarke, gutermann, metrosene, etc. in any and all of the serger loopers and needles. :)

The usual thread we use is a thinner thread only because a strong seam can be made anyway since there are usually 3 or 4 threads in the serger seam.

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Date: 2/22/13 8:52 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm desperate to sew. I got my T shirt cut out (after making and altering a muslin) right before I got sick.

It's been sitting there mocking me for 2 days.

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Date: 2/22/13 9:21 PM

You may.

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Date: 2/23/13 9:02 AM

You are welcome. Serge away and let us know how the top goes!

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Date: 2/23/13 9:13 AM

If I don't have serger of the same color. i just buy one more spool and put it on bobbin and use that to match. yes you can.

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Date: 2/23/13 9:37 AM

I keep 4 spools of basic serger thread colors, but when I need the odder colors - bright pink, purple, etc, I buy 2 cones of serger thread and use regular thread in one or both needles. It worked on my old White 534, and it works on my newer Bernina. Note: I use Mettler thread for sewing, and it's finer than Dual Duty, but if I had DualDuty in the right color, I'd certainly try it.

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Date: 2/23/13 9:39 AM

You don't have to buy certain threads for you serger. Any Coats and Clark will work just as well as the serger spool threads.

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Date: 2/23/13 10:33 AM

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Any Coats and Clark will work just as well as the serger spool threads.
True...but try a sample to make sure that the looper threads aren't so bulky that they show through. The advantage to serger thread is its light weight.

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