Easily Remove Serger Stitches (Video)

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I won’t lie. Life is good with a serger! It makes finishing raw edges a breeze. A serger is fast, and it leaves your seam allowances looking clean as if they’ve been finished by a pro. But how do you remove serger stitches and threads?

The problem arises if (let’s be real, when) you’ve made a mistake. Everything seems to be going perfectly fine, and then…uh-oh! You know what I’m talking about. Either you’ve serged something you shouldn’t have. Or your serging is uneven. Or you take in your garment and now you need to re-do your serging. Whatever the reason, if you’ve ever had to remove serger stitches or remove serger threads, you know how difficult it is. There are threads everywhere, and it’s a task that’s overwhelming.

Designer Cassandra Moy shares her technique for getting rid of a serged seam and how to remove serger stitches.

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Denise:
Hey everyone, I’m here with designer Cassandra Moy and she has a fantastic tip for taking out your serger threads. Anytime you’ve serged and done a serge finish, if you’ve ever made a mistake and had to take it out, it’s quite a pain, but not with this amazing tip that Cassandra has.

Cassandra:
So, I was taught that the best way and the most effective, fast way. Cut the top stitch that runs along the edge of the fabric here.

Denise:
So, just using a pair of scissors, you’re going to cut across where those threads connect – where your upper looper and lower looper connects. Right?

Cassandra:
Yes. Then go over and check to make sure you’ve gotten every stitch. And then once you’ve done that, you can go ahead and pull one of the two stitches that are on the front side.

Denise:
Yeah. So you’re just reaching in on your fabric right side and grabbing one of those two straight stitches that are from your needle on your serger.

Cassandra:
And because that top stitch is removed, now you’re going to be able to pull that through all the way across.

Denise:
Awesome.

Cassandra:
Do one and then you can do the other; or just do the one if you did a three-thread serge. Then it’s just a matter of cleaning up the threads.

Denise:
So your two top stitches that are done with the needle – those come up really easily – and then all you have is your upper looper and your lower looper, and they’ll slide out as well.

Cassandra:
Yes.

Denise:
Awesome. Thanks, Cassandra.

Cassandra:
No problem.

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