Sewers have National Sewing Month in September, National Embroidery Month in February, and National Quilting Month in March, and yet there’s no month dedicated to serging! Perhaps it’s because many people still believe sergers are only used for finishing edges and creating seams, or maybe people are so afraid of using their serger that they couldn’t possibly begin to celebrate for an entire month.
As the company that brought the first home serger to the U.S. market, Baby Lock wants to dispel these misconceptions and fears. National Serger Month was founded in 2012 in an effort to educate sewing enthusiasts and celebrate all things sergers. Baby Lock hopes that National Serger Month will encourage all sewing enthusiasts to learn the benefits of owning a serger and join in the celebrations with their favorite machine.
Today Baby Lock offers a wide range of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, but its roots are in sergers. Baby Lock got its start when a group of engineers in Japan took a chance on a new product. It was a smaller version of an industrial overlock machine or a “baby lock”. A St. Louis-based, family-owned company saw the benefit of this new machine, and brought it to the United States.
The Baby Lock serger gave home sewing enthusiasts an opportunity to sew and finish edges with ease and professional results. Since bringing the first home serger to market, Baby Lock has been working for over 40 years to develop new technology that makes serging easier for sewers of all skill levels. Today the company has 14 patented features dedicated to ease of use, durability, and enhancing creativity. Of course Baby Lock would celebrate the machine that started its legacy, and now you can, too!