Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques »
InstructionsI applied a fairly scientific approach to exploring various types of fabric and stitching variables so I would have lots to refer to later.
Each page is devoted to one stitch, and has all the information from the craftsy class and the manual relating to how that stitch should be set up. Each stitch sample has information about the settings I used written onto it.
Type of item: Functional
File book, paper, printer, Overlocker manual, Craftsy class handouts, various fabric remnants, thread
What was your inspiration?
My overlocker that I've had for 5 years and used less than 5 times, reproachfully watching me from under its pile of dust.
What are you most proud of?
When I signed up for the class, my husband asked "So, does this mean you and your overlocker are going to be on speaking terms?" I can now say "Yes!"
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It is definitely helpful to see and hear someone demonstrating overlocker setup, and well worth the time to explore all the possibilities - I would have been happy just to have the 4-thread overlock stitch working properly, but now I have 10+ stitches I can use without fear!