I recently sewed like a million Union St. Tees by Hey June Handmade (to be blogged, soon!), and I used it as practice for getting the perfect V-neck. I also used it as an opportunity to photograph how I tidy and secure my serger tails. It's really simple. All you have to do is make sure to leave a long tail at the beginning and end of your serging - about 4" on each. That means you need to actually pull your garment about 8" away from the serger before cutting in the middle of that piece that is still connected. Otherwise, you won't have enough at the beginning of the NEXT seam you serge. (If you do cut it too closely to the serger, simply pull that tail out a bit before starting again).
Next, thread the tail through a large-eye, hand-sewing needle as shown below.
Use the needle to pull the tail back through some of the serger stitches. Doesn't that look nice and tidy?!
Finally, I like to dab a little Fray Check (affiliate link) on the tail to make sure it doesn't make its way out in the wash.
Simple as that! Easy, peasy, right? Now, go make some v-neck tees!
Are you a perfectionist like I am about securing those serger tails? Or do you just let them hang?