I read a serger tutorial once online, and for the life of me I cannot find the link.
Well, it seems that many of you are sewing addicts, just like me, so I thought I would share my favorite serger tip: What to do with that long piece of thread that hangs off your seams!
I used to snip mine, and then they would fray. Then I started knotting them, but I'm no sailor. Now here is what I do, it's so easy!
So here's the culprit...long serger thread:
Go find the biggest needle you can find. One that isn't all sharp and pointy. I use a size 22 tapestry needle. Then stick it under/through the seam you just finished sewing:
Bunch up your long thread at the end, rolling it between your fingers a few times in order for all those threads to fit through the needle eye:
Pull your needle through, so that the long thread tail goes under all that stitching and comes out the end:
Snip close to the end:
Add Fray Block or Fray Check:
Tada! Seam is finished, long thread vanished, and no chance of it ever coming back to haunt you!
Hope this little tip helps you!