Serger Style Quilt-As-You-Go Placemat

March 22, 2019By Joanne BankoSerger, Sewing, Tutorial 5 Comments

Can you quilt with your serger? Absolutely! This placemat project will teach you a quilt-as-you-go method that works great for strip piecing. You may already know that the four-thread stitch on a serger is very close to a ¼ inch seam. It’s perfectly suited for many patchwork projects that don’t require precise seams. As an … Read More

Sew and Serge a Knit Dress

December 17, 2018By Joanne BankoGarment, Serger, Sewing 4 Comments

When used in tandem with one another, your Brother sewing machine and serger make a powerful pair in your sewing space! While sergers are fantastic for speedy sewing and a finish that matches ready-to-wear, the sewing machine shines when it comes to more precise and detailed sewing. This knit dress is an example of a … Read More

Sewing With Faux Fur: Part 2

February 13, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger No Comments

Now that we’ve gone over the proper steps to working with Faux Fur in Part 1, let’s dive right into a project! I’ve always wanted a faux fur jacket. I know it may not seem practical living in Georgia, but this winter has been a cold one for us. I picked a simple jacket pattern … Read More

DIY Cardigan Wrap

December 18, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger 3 Comments

Hello there! Laura here from Trash to Couture. Today I’m sharing with you how to create my “Everyday Cardi.” This is my go to for running errands, traveling, and just about everything. It’s a versatile piece that can be worn several ways and for many occasions. The tutorial is simple with only three pattern pieces … Read More

Fun DIY Camera Case Project

November 9, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger No Comments

Hello fellow sewing community! Laura here from Trash to Couture and I recently got the new ST4031HD Brother Strong and Tough Serger and couldn’t wait to test it out on heavy duty projects. I was inspired to make something that was STRONG and TOUGH for my husband. He’s an excellent photographer and does most my … Read More

Threading the Brother 5234PRW Serger

March 31, 2017By Angela WolfSerger, Tutorial 4 Comments

I received my first serger has a college graduation gift. The serger came threaded with four spools of white thread; meaning no matter what color fabric I was working on, my overlock stitches were white. There was absolutely no way I was going to attempt re-threading that serger. Obviously, I overcame my fear. The good … Read More