Video: How to Finish Serger Threads

March 20, 2019By Emily ThompsonSerger, Tips & Tricks, Video 3 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

I love my Brother Simplicity SB3734T serger sewing machine… I mean I really, really love it! If I had to choose one machine that one would be my pick. I know it can’t do everything, but it can really do so much. Over the years I have developed a system to easily and efficiently finish those serger seams and today, I’m going to show you three easy ways to finish serger seams (so all your hard work stays in place).

One way is to finish the ends of your threads using a serger, a second way is to finish the loose serger threads is to use a large-eyed darning needle, and lastly, another simple method is to use your regular sewing machine with a zig zag stitch to finish any loose ends (I used my Brother NS1750D).

See the video for all these methods in action!

Which of these methods do you use? Any? All? One not even listed here? I’d love to know how you finish your serger seams. These are the ways that I am familiar with and have used but I’m sure they are not the only ways.

Happy Sewing!

Here is Emily’s Serger Video Blog as a PDF file!


  • This was really useful – thanks! I’ve done the first two (I actually bought a little tool from Amazon for the second, but the darning needle looks easier) but never the third, which actually looks the easiest to me. I do have one question – when you serge in the round (like for a sleeve insertion), how do you end the serving? I always serge off the seam but it leaves a weird sort of bump-like v shape. (I hope that makes sense…) Thanks again!

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