Tip & How-To about Sewing Machines
Many sergers have scrap catchers on the front which catches all the pieces of fabric that is cut off as you serge. If your machine doesn't have one, a very simple solution is to get a narrow wastebasket (mine is 5"w x 10"l) and set it between your feet. Line up your serger close to the edge of your table and directly over the basket. Walah! The scraps fall right in the wastebasket so you don't have anything to clean up after your serging!
PS The scrap basket that comes with the serger is hard to clean out if it's fabric because everything sticks. If it's plastic, it has to be taken off the machine to get the front opened and you have to remember to reattach it so this solution is much easier and you don't have to feel bad one didn't come with your machine!
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