Fixing up a serger
December 18, 2019 6:15 AM   Subscribe

I received a serger from my local Buy Nothing group, and am in the process of cleaning it up/fixing it. The foam padding that goes under the spools is torn and I'm not familiar enough with sergers to know whether I should buy a replacement pad online or if I can just make something with fleece. This is for a Bernette by Bernina 334D. I've found roughly similar foam pads but nothing that's exactly the same shape. If you use a serger, please let me know what you think!
posted by brilliantine to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
You don't need to have that padding at all.
posted by tipsyBumblebee at 6:34 AM on December 18, 2019

Yeah I don't have a lot of experience with sergers but I think that's mostly there to stop the spool from making noise as it jiggles against the machine.
posted by mskyle at 6:45 AM on December 18, 2019

My White serger doesn't have them, and yeah the spools can be a bit noisy but I don't think it matters. Congrats on a good score! one of my favourite sewing bloggers just got one too (Male Pattern Boldness) and in that blog post he links to a Bernette instructional video, don't know if it applies to your model specifically.
posted by Mary Ellen Carter at 7:03 AM on December 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

Most sergers use felt circles with holes in the middle for that purpose. Assuming you want to replace the pads, cutting circles out of craft store felt will work.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:55 AM on December 18, 2019 [2 favorites]

Thank you all!
posted by brilliantine at 8:20 AM on December 18, 2019

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