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Chiffon Scarf & beaded necklace

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Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques taught by 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.

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Romantic
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What materials did you use? 1/4 yd each of smokey and green patterned chiffon, Rayon thread to match the darker fabric. Pattern idea from Nancy Ziemen. 7 glass beads with large holes, 2 silver caps, 2 silver head pins, silver toggle clasp.

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What are you most proud of? Being able to set up the serger correctly and adapt the pattern idea to the materials I had in my stash. It wasn't cut on the bias but still finished up with a soft edge which looks professional. I used some spare material to make a co-ordinating necklace using beads and fabric knots. ( Idea from Aga's class ) It made a lovely gift for my friend's birthday.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The chiffon is very slippery to work with but if you hold it in front and behind the foot applying a little bit of pressure it sews like a dream. The pattern is called Double De-Light and is cut on the bias with shaped ends. I adapted the shaping to the material I had at hand. It is basically 2 scarves - 1 an inch or so bigger than the other, put the smaller one one top and sew down the center. It is a lovely effect.

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What a lovely scarf and gorgeous gift! The beading sets it off. Well done with the serger!!

10/25/2013 Flag

Thank you. My friend loves them. With Amy's help, I'm winning with the serger, at last.

10/27/2013 Flag

I am so so happy for you! Sewing chiffon on ANY machine is a challenge, and it sounds like you've got it down. The scarf is beautiful and I hope your friend knows how lucky she is that you didn't keep it for yourself. ;)

10/28/2013 Flag

Thank you Amy, your instructions are so clear and easy to follow and being able to revisit the information whenever I feel unsure is a brilliant concept. ( I'll be making on for myself very soon )

11/03/2013 Flag