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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
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Retro / Vintage, Cute
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What materials did you use? Deco Flowers Large Vine Floral fro Mackower UK 100% cotton and Delilah by Tanya Whelan, Westminster fabrics .

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What are you most proud of? I usually try to use fabric from my stash (mostly remnants) but I realised that was stifling me and often results in me making things that are not quite right. This time I went out and bought lovely fabric and all the correct size/colour zips, fusible wading etc. and the results are lovely

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? ditch your stash! Also, when I was stitching over the zipper, I moved the wheel by hand and then I was able to wiggle the needles over the zipper teeth.

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LOL I love your ditch your stash advice! Excellent advice in this case... you chose gorgeous fabric and your bags have turned out great! Very snazzy indeed!

08/07/2013 Flag

So so cute- you made excellent fabric choices. You did a wonderful job! I'm sure whoever you give these to will be very happy with them.

08/09/2013 Flag