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Creative Serging

Beyond the Basics

with Angela Wolf
Creative Serging
Maximize your sergerís potential by using inspired ready-to-wear sewing techniques taught by apparel designer Angela Wolf.

Explore clever finishing and decorative techniques for woven and knit fabric like blind hems, coverstitches and lettuce edges, and learn to navigate curves and corners without thread bulk. Let Angela show you how to adjust your machine settings to create perfect results when creating piping or gathering, sewing flatlock and overlock stitches, and inserting separating zippers and elastic. Add inspired touches and a professional finish to your garments and home decor. Enroll today in Creative Serging: Beyond the Basics.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Angela Wolf

  • Meet your instructor, sewing expert Angela Wolf. She'll go over the basics of using your serger and give you details on using the Craftsy platform.


Lesson 2. Hemming Garments

  • Learn all about the different types of hems you can create for your garments, and how to stitch them. You'll get tips on hemming small spaces and how to reduce bulk in your seams.


Lesson 3. The Narrow Hem

  • Use your serger to create a variety of narrow hems, including the three-threaded overlock narrow hem, decorative narrow hem, lettuce edge hem and the wave stitch.


Lesson 4. Decorative Stitches

  • Learn more about creating decorative stitches with your serger, including pintucking and faux piping. You'll also get the specifics on creating a wave stitch on a polar fleece.


Lesson 5. Piping

  • Learn all about how to insert piping into your garments, as well as information about piping tips.


Lesson 6. Flatlock & Overlock Stitches

  • See examples of overlock stitches and learn about their do's and dont's. Angela teaches you how to create perfect overlock and flatlock stitches.


Lesson 7. Gathering

  • Adjust the settings of your serger for gathering and learn how to manipulate the fabric for perfect gathers.


Lesson 8. Inserting Elastic

  • Want to learn how to insert elastic into your garments? Angela goes into detail about using elastic and how to add a waistband or chainstitch.


Lesson 9. Inserting a Separating Zipper

  • Working with zippers can be difficult, but Angela shows you how you can attach them to your garments easily with your serger.


Lesson 10. Finishing Edges

  • Finish your garments using Angela's tips for beautiful edges and seams. Learn how to use bias tape and create one-of-a-kind garments.

"Angela Wolf is a GREAT instructor. She gives clear, concise teaching and techniques showing examples of what and what not to do and what results to expect. She keeps a good pace throughout the course and gives specifics along the way that illustrate her teaching points, techniques and spur creativity for your own projects. You will get to know your serger and any fear you may have had of your machine will melt away. Have fun!"
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