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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Printable for Serger Settings

Have you been enjoying our Serging 101 series?  If you're like me when I first started out, you might have a bunch of numbers and settings floating around in your head now!  I ended up with a bunch of sticky notes by my machine with setting reminders.  I admit that I still use those sticky notes as a quick reference! (Very helpful in the middle of the night when I'm sleep-deprived and in a hurry.)  But I must say that the sticky notes aren't very attractive and I occasionally lose them. There's probably a whole pile behind my sewing desk.  Anyway... today we have a fun printable for you that is super cute and it will free us all from the craziness of memory games and sticky notes!  

Here is an all-in-one chart of serger settings, and it can be used for most (if not all) brands and models of sergers!  All you need to do is print it out, fill in your settings, and then keep it near your machine. Of course these are only starting points for the settings. You may need to adjust based on the fabric type and thickness, etc.  As you can see, the chart has blanks for the four needle tensions, as well as the differential feed, stitch length, and stitch width when applicable.  I included some of the most commonly used functions and then also left room for you to add more if you'd like. Pretty handy!

Do you have it printed out now?  Great! You're ready to write. Here is a closeup example of the settings I use for my Brother 1034D Serger. Again, yours may be different, even if you have the same model.  

After you have your chart filled out, feel free to tape it to your desk, the wall, a pet, or you can even put it in a frame! This is what Morgan did with hers: 

Isn't it perfect? There's no rule saying that functional can't be super cute too, right? And while you're making your sewing area nice, you might also be interested in our picture frame pincushion project!  I can see these two frames becoming best buddies on my sewing shelf. 

That's all for today! I hope you enjoy the new printable! I know I'm going to. 

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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