Sewing instructor Amy Alan introduces you to the endless potential of the serger, an overlock sewing machine. Once you discover how easy and versatile it is, you'll be hooked! Start with serger threading and maintenance, then learn basic and decorative stitches. Create a serger stitch book you can reference again and again, and get all the troubleshooting techniques you need to serge like a pro. Practice your serging on three fun skill-building projects.
Meet Amy Alan and go over what you'll learn in this class.
Explore every component of your serger, getting up close and in depth into its mechanics.
Go over basic serger stitches, from the 4-thread overlock to the 2-thread flatlock and everything between.
Learn to use yarn, silk ribbon, rayon and other materials with your serger.
Learn to fix poor tension, problem stitches and machine issues, as well as how to clean your serger.
Make a zipper bag that's both functional and fashionable.
Amy guides you through the construction of a multi-colored, ruffled apron.
Create a decorative striped scarf from knit fabric.
Learn to use the gathering foot, elasticator, and blind hem foot.