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Beginner Serging

Machine Basics & Techniques

with Amy Alan
Take your serger out of the closet! Learn the fundamental setup stitches, then make three posh projects: an exposed zipper bag, an ombré ruffled apron and a striped knit scarf.

Gain confidence using your serger with sewing instructor Amy Alan. If you know the basics of serging, you'll now discover how versatile your machine is! Begin with an overview of serger threading and maintenance. Then, learn how to create nine different types of basic stitches and create a serger stitch book you can reference again and again. For those tricky serger slip-ups, Amy will show you how to troubleshoot common issues like poor tension, skipped stitches, fabric rippling and more. Now that you've refined your serging skills, put them to the test with three fun skill-building projects. Make an exposed zipper bag, an ombré ruffled apron and a striped knit scarf! To finish class, add versatility to your serger with blind hem, elasticator and gathering feet.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Amy Alan and go over what you'll learn in this class.


Lesson 2. Your Serger & How It Works


Lesson 3. Basic Stitches


Lesson 4. Decorative Stitches


Lesson 5. Troubleshooting Your Serger


Lesson 6. Exposed Zipper Bag


Lesson 7. Ombré Ruffled Apron


Lesson 8. Striped Knit Scarf


Lesson 9. Bonus - Serger Feet

"Amy's class is exactly what I was looking for to bring my new serger out of the box. Amy's clear verbal instruction, soothing tone of voice, and excellent demonstration of techniques has me serging with confidence. I would highly recommend this class. I am having SO much fun!"
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