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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
Style Cute
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What materials did you use? Any fabric I could find in the house - including a tea towel and a table cloth...... I bought a handful of long zips at a flea market. As it is not so easy here to find fusible fleece, I used non-fusible which I basted to the outer fabric first.

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What are you most proud of? I make every pouch in a different coloured fabric, which means I have become a lot slicker at threading my overlocker! I do not find that a chore anymore.

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You did a wonderful job- these are beautiful! It looks like none of your curtains or tea towels will ever be safe again! I've been known to cut up a shower curtain or two for my projects as well.

12/17/2012 Flag

Amy - I just can't stop making them! I really want to move on to do the scarf.......perhaps after Christmas :-). Thank you for this course, I used to be a little wary of my serger, but I'm much more confident now. Great fun!

12/19/2012 Flag

I'm so happy to hear that! :)

12/19/2012 Flag

These really are lovely! I am new to serging and am so enjoying Amy's class. I look forward to making some of these darling zipper bags.

12/19/2012 Flag