Students serge ahead in spite of challenges

A serger can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how well you know how to use it. Students who took the Basic Serging class this summer have a more amicable relationship with sergers as a result.

Sergers can do much more than finish edges. Here a student uses a serger to gather fabric.
A student works on her samples. Instructor Kathleen Lorist is on-hand just in case.
Practice—and patience—make perfect.
Threading the machine can be challenging.
Instructor Peggy Perruccio is a big fan of sergers with years of experience.
When in doubt, consult the manual. Instructor Mary Lou works with a student to sort out a technical issue.

What do you like to use sergers for? Preventing fraying? Gathering? Applying decorative touches like lettuce hems? Please share in the comments.