Over 30 Free Serger Patterns and Projects

For those with sergers or overlock machines, this page has many free serger projects and free serger patterns to get excited about.

The majority of these projects can be made quickly because of the use of a serger.  It’s easy to use a serger to make a serger quilt, placemats, cute home decor and so much more.

Learning how to use sergers for hems is a helpful skill, and it’s easy to follow the serger patterns and serger projects below that use the serger to hem items like a circle skirt, an apron, and napkins.

Can you make a serger quilt?

Many people don’t think of using an overlock machine or serger to quilt. However, it is a great way to piece a quilt top. Serging a quilt top is fast, and the serger finishes the edges of the seams so they don’t unravel when the quilt is used and washed.

The good feed system of the serger or overlock machine ensures that points match up well and if using stretchy bias edges, the differential feed is a great help with sewing those seams.

Some people argue that the serger stitch makes bulkier seams. However, the two needle threads in a serger are like the top and bobbin thread of a regular sewing machine. 

The only difference is the looper threads. If serger threads are used in the needles and loopers in the seams, there won’t be much difference in bulk.

When piecing a quilt with a serger, use a slightly longer stitch length than is used in quilting.  This also helps to reduce the bulk of the threads.

Once you learn how to use a serger for sewing, the serger projects are fun and simple to make.

What can I make with a serger?

There are so many things to sew with a serger or overlock machine. This is a list of several of the projects below that make great serger projects.

  • Eyeglass case
  • Apron
  • Several quilt patterns
  • Ironing board cover
  • Infinity scarf
  • Pacifier clip
  • Pattern weights
  • Pillowcases
  • Bunny decorations
  • Pool bag
  • Reusable un-paper towels
  • And much more!

Scroll down to visit the many serger patterns and projects that have been gathered together here.  There are so many things to sew with a serger!

Check out the serger tips and tricks on the site as well if you need a refresher on serger or overlock machines.  

Over 30 Free Serger Patterns and Projects

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Baby Bandana Bibs

Baby Bandana Bibs

Sew a quick and easy bandana baby bib with a serger (or sewing machine!) and our FREE pattern! Associate

Circle Skirt

Learning how to make a circle skirt is fun and easy, and this great tutorial will give you several options for the hem with a serger and applying a waistband. Treasurie

e-Reader Case

Create a custom-fit sleeve for your e-Reader with nearly all of the stitching, including the embellishing, is done on your serger. We All Sew

Eyeglass Case

We All Sew shows you how to make my easy serger eyeglass case with these instructions. We All Sew

Fourty Two by Ten Serger Quilt Tutorial

Assemble your quilt with a serger following this fun tutorial! Over the Edge Serging with Jen

Gather Together Serger Apron

What a cute apron idea! And it serged. Check out the tutorial here. Over The Edge

How to Make a Washcloth From Old Towels

How to Make a Washcloth From Old Towels

How to make washcloth or dishcloth by repurposing old towels. Recycle old towels with this idea. A serger can also be used for this project.

How to Serge and Ironing Board Cover with an Elastic Foot

This video will demonstrate how to serge and ironing board cover using the elastic foot on a serger. Over the Edge Serging with Jen

Infinity Scarf

Create a serger infinity scarf in no time. This method is quick and easy and makes a great travel accessory or simple gift for a friend. Sulky

Jelly Roll Quilt sewn on a Serger

Learn how to sew a simple jelly roll quilt using a serger with this free tutorial. Quilt Social



Learn how to sew a rolled hem on an overlocker serger sewing machine to make inexpensive DIY cloth napkins. Associate

Pacifier Clip

Tired of baby losing her binky? Making a pacifier clip is easy and quick sewing project! Made Everyday

Pattern Weights

This tutorial guides you through making a set of pattern weights using your serger. Over The Edge


These instructions explain and show how to sew a three-seam pillowcase with a serger. Be Happy and Do Good

Pillowcase Dress

Whip up a pillowcase dress with ease and quickly using a serger and this tutorial. Sew Like My Mom

Pinch-Pleat Skirt

A serger makes sewing tucks easy and fast. Take a look at how to sew a skirt with pretty serged tucks. Threads Magazine

Pool Bag

To make this pool bag one uses a serger and a standard sewing machine. Bits of Everything

Quilt as you Go Placemat with a Serger

Learn how to make a quilt-as-you-go placemat with a serger. Over the Edge Serging with Jen

Reusable Unpaper Towels

Reusable Unpaper Towels

The perfect eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper towels.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Learn how to recycle an old towel into reusable un-paper towels that can be used instead of paper towels.


How to make ribbon using scrap fabric with a serger. Crafterhours

Ruffled Dishtowel

This Ruffle Dishtowel tutorial is an easy, everyday project to add that special touch to that regular kitchen dishtowel. These also make great gifts! The Cottage Mama


Learn how to sew a scrunchie quickly with a serger and this tutorial. We All Sew

Serger Cover

Serger Cover

If you're looking for a way to keep your serger clean and dust-free, this sewing pattern can help. Swoodson Says

Serger Scarf

Using a serger this scarf project takes only minutes to create. Threads Magazine

Serger Scrap Catcher

For this serger scrap catcher, you will need very few materials. All of which you can probably find among your leftover fabric. So Sew Easy

Serger Trim Catcher and Mat

Serge a trim catcher and spend less time cleaning up trimmings and more time serging! Over the Edge

Shirred Scarf

This is a fun and inexpensive scarf to make and it comes together in no time with the help of a serger. Leafy Treetop's

Shoe Laces

We All Sew teaches you how to use your serger to make the fastest project ever, the Serger Shoelaces! We All Sew

Simple Serged Bag with a Zipper

This video tutorial will demonstrate how to make a simple zipper bag with a serger. Over the Edge Serging with Jen

Snack Bags with Wipe Clean Fabric

These serger snack pouches are quick projects that are made even quicker using a serger because the edges are completely enclosed in the serger stitches. Sulky

Snack Pouch

How to sew a reusable snack pouch quickly and easy with a serger. We All Sew

Stuffed Bunny

Stuffed Bunny

Decorate with these cute stuffed bunnies. Adding to Easter baskets, wreaths or give as gifts. This free stuffed bunny pattern is a serger or sewing project. Associate

T-Shirt and Dress

This no pattern project is quick to sew and easy to wear and combines both the use of the serger and the sewing machine. The Sewing Directory

Tank Top

Made a serged tank top in a flash using an overlocker/serger and this tutorial. We All Sew

Tissue Case

Create a super fast and easy tissue holder with your serger. We All Sew

Zipper Clutch Bag

Besides learning how to make a functional clutch bag this tutorial also teaches how to insert a zipper with your serger. Trashn2tees

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