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5 Ways to Finish a Serged Seam


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Video Duration: 6 minutes 07 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You want to sew professionally finished garments
  • You are sewing with knits or stretch fabrics
  • You’re unsure of how to secure a serged seam

Techniques Demonstrated in this Video:

  • How to properly knot the ends of a thread chain
  • How to seal loose threads with a product like Fray Check or Fray Stop
  • How to serge a thread chain into a seam
  • How to hide a thread chain within a seam


In this video, Denise Wild will show you 5 different ways to finish a serged seam. In order to avoid unravelling seams and leaving long thread chains, you can use either of these five methods to create a secure, tidy finish on all of your serged garments. Unlike backstitching on a regular machine, serged seams need to be secured using a different method

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About the Expert:

Sewing expert, magazine editor, and author Denise Wild is the Founder of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio and the Content Director of BurdaStyle. Denise started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004, and those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio New York, now one of North America’s leading sewing schools. Denise is the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US magazine, and has worked as a magazine editor since 2000 for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI. Denise wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous, and has written for numerous publications and networks including Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice.