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.
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.
"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!"