Sewers have National Sewing Month in September, embroidery enthusiasts are recognized in February and dedicated quilters step it up in March. But what about serging? Long thought of as a tool for professionals to finish edges and create seams, sergers are really for everyone! Baby Lock wants to dispel these misconceptions and fears surrounding this useful machine by celebrating National Serger Month each year in April.
As the company that brought the first home serger to the U.S. market, Baby Lock founded National Serger Month in 2013 to educate sewing enthusiasts and celebrate all things sergers. Baby Lock hopes each April will encourage everyone to learn the benefits of owning a serger and join in the celebration!
This year, Baby Lock celebrates the 50th anniversary, and the serger is the beginning of the story! Baby Lock began 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 50 years to develop new technology that makes serging easier for sewers of all skill levels. To date, the company has developed many unprecedented features dedicated to ease of use, durability and enhancing creativity. Learn more about our sergers.
To celebrate National Serger Month 2018, participating Baby Lock retailers around the country are hosting Sip N Serve events where you can try out a Baby Lock serger while making a cute apron and socializing with others in your community. Find a Sip N Serge event near you to join in the celebration!