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WooHoo!!! We’ve reached the end of the Vibrant Serger Series and today, on my YouTube channel, I’m showing you how to sew a t-shirt with a serger to close it out. Watch Video below.


Are you loving the Vibrant Serger Series so far? Now is the chance to enter the drawing for a chance to win your very own. Baby Lock is giving away a serger to one lucky viewer.


  • Must be United States resident
  • Must be 18+ years of age
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  • Click Entry Form below to enter drawing

You have until Friday, March 8th @ 12:00am to enter and a random WINNER will be announced that same day. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.



Don’t want to wait for the drawing? You may purchase your Vibrant Serger now by clicking HERE to find a retailer near you. Also, check out other machines from the BABY LOCK GENUINE COLLECTION.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 260 Comments

  1. K Ewald

    I love your video. I have a question. Does everyone fight with their serger to get it to sew? I just spent 3 hours threading and rethreading, test sewing and retesting before I start my project. (Two little T-shirts for a baby). I never got the tension right to sew. I am about to go back to my regular machine and sew them. I dreamed of owning a serger fort 40 years. Now I regret it.

  2. Jenny Zak

    I can’t wait to try it for myself! Thank you

  3. sharon

    This machine is a wow.You’re A great teacher for the serger. I do enjoy the videos and watch them two times threw. Yes I would enjoy having this serger very much as I am learning how to make girls clothes.

  4. NancyF

    Good series with good information.

  5. Gwendolyn Cox

    I love your videos … very helpful and clear. Thank you!!

  6. Olive Gobin

    I love the server lesson, wonderful teacher ?

  7. Janet Duffy

    As always, Anita is an excellent instructor!

  8. Nicole Salvin

    Thank you soo much for the detailed info on the seger!! You’re a great teacher!

  9. Annette Canonica

    Really love your teaching style. I am new to using the serger and I can’t wait to get started.

  10. Ro

    So excited for this giveaway! I have always been afraid of sergers , but you made look so less scary?I need a serger !!! Been looking for one , good luck to all ?


    It will be my first serger. So I will be learning how to use it with the help of the YouTube videos you posted!

  12. S.LeeMontgomery

    I bought my Baby Lock Soprano after watching your videos. Thank you for the excellent instructions. It looks like your new videos on the server will lead me to another purchase soon!

  13. Jill

    It looks fairly easy to use, even for this newbie. Add me to one of those that would love to win one!

  14. Carla McGuire

    Thank you for sharing Anita. This Serger is Amazing and I would love to win it!!!!

  15. Belinda Smith

    I would love to own a babylock serger. I just love your teaching I have learned a lot from you.

  16. Roena Allen

    Thank you for sharing different usage for the serger. I’m new to the serger world but I’m willing to try. You have encouraged me to be my best so God can shine. Roena, Made By Our Hands

  17. Vera

    This serger series was informative. I have always thought using a serger was a difficult task, however this series has shown how easy it can be. Thank you Anita for showing those of us who have never used a serger the A,B,C’s of serging.

  18. Marlene Stockard

    I would love to win a Vibrant. It looks like a great beginner serger. Thank you.

  19. Sharon

    Love your tutorials. You are so good at explaining things. Thank you!

  20. Bukky

    As I sew more I’m thinking how I can up my game, and your series Ms. Anita has convinced me that I NEED a serger to take my garments to the next level.

  21. Michelle Buie-Gifford

    I had never even thought to use a serger to hem my clothes. Thank you for showing how to on the t-shirt.

  22. Josephine

    I loved your tutorial on sewing with a serger. I bought one but I really don’t know how to make clothes from it. I have been ‘playing’ with it by using pieces of fabric. After watching your video, I went out and bought fabric so I can make a t shirt of my own. I am so excited! Thank you so much!

  23. Pat

    Great video! It inspired me to begin sewing for myself again. Thank you!

  24. Kay

    I realize, after watching this that my server is very out dated. I would love using the Vibrant Babylock and i appreciate how clear your instructions are.

  25. Aisha Elwood

    A serger is a prayed for dream come true !!
    I hope I win.. Shalawam sis and thanks for sharing your wisdom and love of sewing it’s contagious!?

  26. Deb Nicol

    Thank you for the wonderful videos. I’m new to using a serger and these have been so helpful!

  27. Camelia

    Great video and great serger. Thank you for all the information. Fingers crossed ????

  28. Mark-Angie Marcott

    I love watching your videos, so informative. You’re building my confidence daily as I try new sewing techniques.


    Anita, I love watching your videos, I learned so much with it and also got a lot of confidence either sewing and on myself. The videos are so detailed and inspired keep doing more, thank you for sharing

  30. Alieta Johnson

    Thanks for the video, I will have to give this a try you have inspired me.

  31. Karen

    Loved your video, thanks for being so detailed in your instructions and love the serger . I can’t wait to see more.

  32. Liz

    Awsome machine and awsome tutorial!

  33. Pam Malone

    Loved the series! I have an old serger that drives me crazy.I am on the lookout for a new one and this looks perfect. Love your blog! Thank you for all the tutorials. They are done very well with easy to understand instructions. Keep them coming.

  34. Tammie

    Have an older, base model serger. Doesn’t have all these options this one does, so would love to upgrade. Love your videos. Enjoy the sew along tutorials,

  35. Gloria Hasberry

    I thoroughly enjoyed the tutorial. I have sergers that are decades old. I had no idea that the new BabyLock had such cool features. I would really like to learn more about this serger. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lavwan13

      Always such an amazing teacher.

  36. Loralyn Dyson

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge

  37. keli pugh

    Wonderful videos! So detailed! Thank you!

  38. Shamilya

    This is an excellent series. It’s very detailed/informative and the visuals are great. I’ve also watched your beginner sewing series a few times (because I enjoy them so much) and would just like to take a moment to let you know that you are an excellent instructor. Thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge.
    Well done!

  39. Joyce Stevens

    I enjoyed your video and I will be viewing it again. It was very helpfult o me.

  40. Ellen

    Great video and serger love the built in ruler

  41. Freda Davenport

    Great video.

  42. Deborah Lancaster

    Awesome….giveaway and video!!

  43. Heather Reth

    Great tutorial and many don’t realize they can hem with the blind foot in a serger, thanks for sharing

  44. Ses

    The series has motivated me and taken away some of the intimidation of using a serger. Would love to own a Vibrant serger.

  45. JoAnn Clapacs

    I loved your video; I love your T-shirt too!! Very informative that Vibrant is awesome!!

  46. Dixie Nuelle

    Very interesting. I’m curious to try and create T-Shirt.

  47. Dianne Bishop

    I loved your series. Sewed with a serger for the first time yesterday. Want to do more!!

  48. Jennifer I

    You make it look easy. I can’t wait to try this on mine.

  49. Jasmine Moore

    Such a great series! Going to check out this serger in-person soon, as I’m looking to upgrade!

  50. Linda

    This is my first introduction to the Vibrant, I would love be friends with one, together we can whip out my charity items in record time.

    1. Kim

      I would love to own a Vibrant. It would match perfectly with my Babylock Presto II.

  51. Angela Hill

    I would really love to own the Vibrant it seems very easy to operate and the series has been very informational and useful Ms. Anita i really like how you showed how this serger is user friendly you explained everything very clear, so yeah i would love to win this.

  52. Judi Berkau

    Anita, this has been an excellent series. Thank you!

  53. Gwen

    Thank you for this video. You instructions are clear and easy to follow.

  54. Michelle Balmert

    Oh, I need to start using my serger for more than just sewing the seams!! Thanks so much for your great videos!

  55. Marisela

    I love how informative your series was. It was easy to understand and makes using a serger look not as complicated as I thought.

  56. Janet Cook

    Going to dust off my old Babylock serger, find the instruction manual and try to reacquaint myself with why I wanted it in the first place. Thanks for the inspiration.

  57. Cherry Parker

    I’m brand new to serving so I find your instructions and the way you express yourself is sew helpful! Thanks

  58. Terease Oliver

    I love your videos! You are so clear and easy to understand. I am new to sewing, about a year now. I’m just starting to wear a few pieces in public ?. I am so excited to continue my sewing journey with you!

  59. Tameka

    Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  60. Sandra Rossi

    I really want to try the BABY LOCK VIBRANT SERGER! I have a BABY LOCK sewing machine and I love it!

  61. Beth

    As usual your teaching is clear and understandable. Now I feel like I can do anything with my machine.

  62. Sonja Monk

    I love your videos and learn a lot. Thank you

  63. Lois D.

    Thank you for your help. I have learned a lot.

  64. Michelle

    Love your videos

  65. Naomi

    I didn’t know I could hem with a serger. I wonder what other things I can do with a serger.

  66. Kimber Crow

    I loved the series! Had no idea it was possible to do a blind hem on a serger!

  67. Sandra

    Love your site, very informative and great ideas!

  68. Anna Reinmuth

    This is an amazing tutorial! Thank you so much!!

  69. Sheri

    I liked the hemming foot and the new way the cutter pops up right next to your handy

  70. Jennifer Geiersbach

    I love love love your tips. Thank you.

  71. Michelle

    I never knew you could hem with a serger! That’s amazing! Plus it seems like a nice machine with some nice extras.

  72. Mary

    Just found you on YouTube. Love your videos. Can’t wait to watch more of them.

  73. Michelle

    Thank you for your wonderful serger tutorials, I feel so much more confident about trying out new projects on a serger!

  74. Lani Lisanti

    So happy I found you., can’t wait to start sewing. ?

  75. Shelley

    Wow! I just found your site thru my facebook feed! I am binge watching your youtube videos and reading your blog. I am sooo excited to LEARN EVERYTHING! I Love Sewing! I am super excited to Learn Everything about using a Serger!

  76. ethan

    This could make my wife to happy

  77. Nkem

    I’ve missed out on what I can do with a serger!

  78. Theresa J

    I have been dreaming of a babylock serger

  79. Renee

    Babylock sergers are the best! This is a great giveaway 🙂

  80. Alyse Taylor-Anyikire

    I’m still a little intimidated to sew with a serger but I would love to give it a try!

  81. Sandra Campbell

    This is my first visit to your site. I have been watching your uTube videos and really love to watch. Happy to see that you are back ready for new adventures with you sewing mojo. Blessings!

  82. Titi Ogundiya

    You are a very good teacher and an inspiration to all your followers. God Bless

  83. Lynette R Patrice

    I am so looking forward to learning how to use my serger to the full. Thank you so much for sharing this

  84. Deanna Lohn

    I have always enjoyed your videos. I learn something new every time!

  85. Ella Reed

    I don’t own a Serger, because they look so intimidating. But, your series on the Vibrant Serger made it look easy. Thank you for sharing. It’s a cute little Serger, and I’m praying that I win. ?

  86. karen

    The Vibrant has great features and is well built.

  87. Lisa A Riddle

    Anita it is nice to see you back in action. I have learned alot from you. Keep the love of sew going. I am loving on your serger. Love always Lisa

  88. Janet T

    Great video and host. Very clear and detailed information, Thank you.

  89. Bonita Anderson

    I would love to have a serger! Posts like this make me drool! I have been sewing for nearly 60 years. I learned from my mom, who still makes amazing creations at 92 years old!

  90. Pat Lawson

    Just awesome! Sew inspiring!

    1. Diane

      Excited to watch your videos! I really need a new serger. My vinatage 1990s is on its last looper!


    This post is the first time that I have heard about the Vibrant serger videos or of you, Anita. I am so excited to watch them and learn from you. I am impressed with your talents as a seamstress from what I have seen just reading this post. I am on my way to find you on youtube. Thanks for sharing.

  92. JEB O'Barr

    I teach beginning sewing classes at a local chain store and plan to recommend your blog and channel. Great video!

  93. Tina

    I’m excited to see your classes.always need some good advice.

    1. Brenda Snyder

      Looks like I need a server. Thanks for the video

  94. Mary Townes

    Really enjoyed the Vibrant server videos. I’ve never made a t-shirt. The t-shirt video took the fear out of the unknown with simple, straightforward instructions. Thank you, Anita!
    I sewed years ago, but am going to use your beginner videos for a refresher.

  95. Guinda Jenanyan

    Your videos are really inspiring me to start using my serger. Your directions are great! I am going to try making a t-shirt today. Thank you so much.


    Never really knew what sergers are for wow, no I need one of my own. Thank you so much for the awesome serger series!

  97. Lynn

    This was very good..I really.need to use my server more!!!!

  98. Tanisha Duff

    I really like that the Vibrant serger is very beginner friendly. Especially since I’ve never owned a serger I appreciate the color coded threading guide.

  99. Terry P

    After watching your serger videos I definitely need to get a serger (had one many years ago but never learned to use it so I gave it to a friend when hers stopped working…think it’s about time I learn!!). Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  100. Susan

    I would love to have this serger,,,your information if very informative.thank you

  101. Robin Eshelman

    I love the seam guide on this serger. It’s just what people want in a serger

  102. Wanda

    Thank you for your gift of time

  103. Wendy

    I recently became obsessed with babylock I need them all now ??

  104. Lauren

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  105. Shayne Thatcher

    I enjoyed your serger series. Very informative. Thank you for sharing.

  106. Sandy

    I found you on youtube and enjoyed your video. Thanks so much.

  107. Rena


    Oh my, you’ve been busy. What a fabulous resource and inspiration you are. With retirement coming soon, I’ll be able to renew my love for sewing and your blog is going to my go-to for how-tos and project ideas.


  108. Theresa Barkhoff

    I really enjoyed your video and I love the new features on the Babylock Vibrant.

  109. Tori Williams

    Hi Ms Anita! I enjoyed the video. I tried to enter for the serger but was unable to do so. Hope I still have a chance to win this awesome machine! I would love to own this little beauty.

  110. Janet Schmeckpeper

    Thanks again for all of your instructional videos. I do not have a serger yet but I have learned from your videos how useful of a machine it is.

  111. Jean

    Sorry…I just started watching the video again and see you left a link for the fabric so you can disregard my question. 🙂

  112. Pamela R

    I tried to leave a comment on the vibrant series, but was unable to do so. Love your channel. I am truly inspired by watching you. Thank you for your tutorials!

  113. Wendy Kim

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! Getting ready to brave my first t-shirt.

  114. Jean

    I’m curious about the green knit that you used for your t-shirt example. The knits I’ve sewn with are generally super soft and stretchy. The one you’re using seems to almost have a …for lack of better description…rubbery sound to it. I would like to find something more like what you used. Can you tell me what it is? Joann’s is having a 50% off sale off knits and I want to go shopping 🙂

    1. Anita Morris

      The link to the fabric I used is in the description box below the video on YouTube. It’s 95% cotton and 5% lycra.

  115. Amanda D

    I have been researching sergers and I am so glad I found your blog! I have two babylock sewing machines and the vibrant would definitely help me grow in my sewing.

  116. Tara M

    Wonderful tutorial!

  117. TF IVY

    I tried to enter the Vibrant giveaway and doesn’t look like I was successful. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  118. Catherine R.

    That Vibrant is adorable and so easy to use! Thanks for showing us what you can do with it! Great giveaway.

  119. Barbara Rodrigurz

    Good Day Ms. Anita

    The Baby Lock Vibrant Serger series is an excellent presentation . You thoroughly explained every part of the machines in and outs from the parts and their functions to threading , and how to operate the machine. I currently own the Singer Pro Finish Serger but I will be saving up so I ac purchase the Vibrant in the near future. Thanks for the great video Ms. Anita

  120. Heather

    Thank you so much for your thorough review of the Baby Lock Vibrant. I was so curious about this machine, and you seriously covered everything I needed to know.

  121. Rachel Coselmon

    This was a great video tutorial; thank you! A serger can seem intimidating but you make it easy.

  122. Toni Drummond

    Mrs. Anita,
    I love following your blog and YouTube channel. Your t-shirt is so cute and I can’t wait to try to make one for myself!

  123. Christine Kille

    Great series! Very informative!

  124. Lisa E Jones

    Hello Anita,
    The serger looked very nice and I was pleased with the changing of the feet when you began to hem the bottom of the t-shirt. For me even though you did not use it, I was thinking about the ruffle foot. It looked like it could see some beautiful ruffles. Well thank you for sharing the process in making a t-shirt, it was a 1st for me. Take care. ?

  125. Sherri Monique Johnson

    Love this channel. Im really excited to sew again. These videos has help me understand sewing more.

  126. Ariel Polite

    Who doesn’t like a well made, good fitting tee! 90% of the time (when I’m not working) I’m in a T-shirt so this video was for me. Your tee fit so well I can wait to make one. The Vibrant looks like an awesome machine.

  127. Diana

    I really enjoyed watching you make a t-shirt on the serger. I only just found out about you and look forward to watching more of your videos.

  128. Melanie

    This is a great tutorial! I don’t have a serger, but this certainly makes me want one.

  129. Paula Ward

    You made this look so easy! I have that pattern and I think it’s time to pull it out and try it. I’m also going to my Baby Lock dealer tomorrow to get a close up look at that serger!

  130. sewrosew

    Oh Anita ! You did and awesome job , explaining everything, in each segment of this series ! ❤️I don’t have a serger , but you made it seem so easy , to use this serger! You Even went above and beyond , to show us tricks , to help our sewing on a this serger , to succeed ? Bravo , Teacher Anita , did a fabulous job ?

  131. Tasha Williams

    This has really been a great series!! I can’t wait to put all of the tips into practice. I’m also very eager to try this T-shirt pattern. My family will be sick of T-shirts. LOL

  132. LaShonda

    Excited for the weekend so I can get caught up on the serger series! I hate to admit that my serger has been sitting gathering dust after I “mastered” threading it. ? Looking forward watching, rewatching and then sewing along. Thanks for the content!

  133. Belinda Cook

    Love your channel, I have always been intimidated by sewing clothing because I am plus size but you give me confidence to try. Thanks.

  134. Alethia Hudson

    I definitely need a new serger. Thanks for doing the YT series on the Vibrant. I really love all the feet that comes with it.
    I now believe I have a dinosaur serger, lol! BTW, love the t-shirt you created from the panel you were given. Can those panels be bought?

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you. The link for the t-shirt fabric is in the description box under the video on YouTube.

  135. Debra Esper

    What a great series. Learning a lot

  136. Deirdre Jenkins

    Wow! You are the first I have seen to give such a detailed training on the serger. So many people shy away from it and barely even talking about the serger. It’s almost as if the serger is taboo yet everyone talks about how much they love the serger.

    Learned lots and ever so thankful of your teaching gift!

    Thanks Anita!

    1. Anita Morris

      Deirdre, thank you so much for your feedback. I’m really happy to know that you found the video to be valuable.

  137. melissa Franklin

    I’m in love and you’ve convinced me a serger is required in my sewing life. Best part is that I learned how to hem with a server. Thank you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaay! You will love working with the serger.


        So loved this series. It was very informative and lots of fun. Wants to make you get up and give it a go. Anita makes it loo so easy.
        Thank you

  138. Sally Johnson

    Tried to comment on the Rafflecopter, but it kept closing. The serger series showed how easy it is to make a really professional looking garment. Great tutorial!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Sally! I apologize for that. I appreciate you coming here to comment.

  139. Jaclyn Moylan

    Perfect ending to a great series. Good luck everyone

  140. Maureen

    Thanks for the great demo of the hemming with the serger. I’ve had a hemming foot for my serger for years and never took the time to learn how to use it. I’ll be trying it next t-shirt!

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome Maureen! Have fun learning to use your hemming foot.

  141. sara WASHINGTON

    I think that the sergermachine is great you really did a good job on the T-shirt by the way you are a good teacher thank you

  142. Cynthia Willis

    Anita, what a fabulous series for ALL sewers! Ift is obvious that Anita has her groove back! Keep smiling and sewing! Love you, girl .

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Cynthia! Yes, getting my groove back. Love you too!

  143. Kim

    Great info! Thank you.

  144. Samantha

    Great tutorial Anita, and it really has boosted my confidence that I could make something on the serger. I’ve always been intimidated. The Vibrant Serger gives such a clean finish. I love that.

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome, Samantha! That’s exactly the result I was hoping for. It’s a lovely machine.

  145. Bernadette Johnson

    Awesome tutorial!

  146. MonicaAD

    Nice and simply to the point 🙂 Love it!!! – FIESTA 🙂

  147. Regina Tefteller

    Thank you for all you share

  148. Regina Tefteller

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great product! Your passion for sewing is contagious and I love you sharing your Christian beliefs. Thank you ?

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh, thank you, Regina! I appreciate your support. Yes, my faith is my life.

  149. Tia

    I’m learning to use a new-to-me serger after my 20 yr old one died, and in twenty years I never knew you could hem with a serger! *mind blown*. Did some digging and my new serger came with all the right feet to do the job, so now I have four t-shirts waiting to be put together! Thank you so much for the video! I can’t wait to see what else I’m missing!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yeeesss, Tia! Have fun learning to use all your new feet. Let the experimenting begin.

  150. Jen

    Fabulous tutorial! I didn’t realize that hemming on the serger was so simple!

    1. Anita Morris

      Neither did I until I tried it with this machine. I love it.

  151. Rachel

    I LOVE your Sew Long & Sew Happy tee!! I hope to eventually upgrade to a serger with the capability to 2 thread overlock so I can blind hem on it!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Rachel! I love the t-shirt too. Yes, the hemming capability is just awesome.

  152. Shirette Johnson

    Thank you for all the tips. You make things seem easy and are very encouraging. I really enjoy your videos and blog. Thanks!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much, Shirette! It makes me feel really good to hear that.

  153. Cindy Mitchell-Harris

    I love the color of the tshirt, it looks great on you! Thanks for the Vibrant tutorial!

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh, Cindy, I love the color so much too! You’re very well.

  154. Terry erickson

    Having the vibrant serger would greatly improve my comfort level and quality of seeing with knits. Fingers crissed

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, the serger really does help.

  155. Allison

    I love my babylock sewing machine, and would be thrilled to have a serger as well.