How to Use a Serger – Sewing Tutorial

In this video, I’ll demonstrate some basic serger tips and tricks on the Reliable Dreamstitcher 787.

Learn how to thread a serger the “cheater” way!
Discover the secret to hiding your thread tails!
Unlock countless mysteries of the sewing universe!

And the big question: would I recommend the Dreamstitcher 787 to a friend?

The answer is: YES!

Here’s a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of this machine…


  • Heavy duty metal construction
  • Handy tool storage on the inside of the door
  • An extra door makes threading so. much. easier. 


  • At about $300, it’s a teensy bit (about $50-100) more expensive than the most “economically-priced” sergers on the market. That being said, I think you’re probably getting more than $100 in extra quality with this machine.
  • I’m not sure if it was a printing issue or not, but my manual was almost a little fuzzy/blurry. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but when it comes to following a threading diagram, clarity helps a lot. There was a lot of squinting going on as I was threading and trying to follow the steps in the manual.



Disclosure: I received a Dreamstitcher 787 from Reliable for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this video are my own.


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