Serging is so fun, isn’t it?! I think it’s even more fun when you can use it for more than just finishing seams! I was at a Baby Lock event and was shown how to use a heavy decorative thread and a serger cover stitch to create my own decorative stitch and design on fabric! I learned on the beautiful Ovation, but you can thread decorative thread through the loopers of the Baby Lock Eclipse DX, Imagine, Enlighten, and Evolution as well! The Ovation gives you lots of space to the right of the needle to play with the Cover Stitch/Decorative Stitch, but there are lots of fun things you can do with this technique on other machines, as well!
If you want to test out this fun technique on your own, I’ll show you what thread you can use and how to actually get it to thread through your machine loopers! With lower weight threads, the Jet-Air Threading™ and the ExtraordinAir™ on these Baby Lock machines (mentioned above) sling thread through your machine so smoothly, it’s like magic! The heavier decorative stitches have a hard time being pushed through, which is why we use this technique to pull it through the looper tubes and once they’re threaded, they stitch out so beautifully!