Genius Fix: Serger Scrap Bin Replacement

I’ll show you how to make your own reusable serger scrap catcher that is also easier to use!

Today we're going to discuss a genius way to make your serger scrap catcher bag reusable and a lot easier to empty.


This Baby Lock serger trim bin goes underneath your serger and then this little plastic trash bag catches all the threads, fuzz, and scraps that come off your serger.


These bins come with plastic bags to catch threads and scraps. A top cap holds the bags in place. When you fill one up, you take it apart and throw the bag away. At the very least, you will have to move the serger and dump the trim bin. Either can be tedious if you are working on a project for any length of time.


Today's tip comes from Terri Crawford who is a good friend of mine. Terry used a standard gallon-sized zip bag and cut the bottom off the bag.

She then attached the newly cut ends it to the serger scrap catcher, just like you would with the factory bags.


When the bag gets full, all you have to do is place your trashcan under it and unzip. You don't have to go out and buy a bunch of new bags or move the serger off and take everything apart just to empty out the bag.

Zip the bag back up and you're ready to fill it up again. Thank you Terri for the great tip! See the video here.  

 Have a day blessed with perfect stitches and GlitterFlex!!

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  • Mary Waite - August 17, 2023

    Awesome idea!! Thank you!

  • Bonnie Welsh - August 26, 2020

    So glad you’re enjoying Terri’s tip. Some of the best tips are the simplest, logical idea. =)

  • Kelly S - August 24, 2020

    This is exactly the set up I have and I love it!

  • Cathy Radcliffe - August 24, 2020

    Excellent idea, thank you!

  • Marie Davis - August 24, 2020

    I like the idea for the serger scrap bag. Thanks for sharing.

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