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Overlocker/Serger Sample Book

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Book stuffed full of samples

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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 Unisex
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What materials did you use? File book, paper, printer, Overlocker manual, Craftsy class handouts, various fabric remnants, thread

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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!"

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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!

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Can I repeat using your classes again and again? Would I be able to down load your classes on to my computer? Thanks, Verena

12/31/2014 Flag

Hi Verena, welcome to Craftsy! One point I'll make: the class instructors only see *new* questions that are posted. Replies to other people's questions only go to the person who asked the original question, so when you want to hear back from the instructor, you'll need to create a new question. Yes, you can watch the classes over and over, yay! No, as far as I know there is no *legal* way to download the classes onto your computer. If you are tech-savvy and have a flexible view of copyright law, there's probably a way.

01/02/2015 Flag

I have a brother serger and I noticed you had a bernina. Will the class still be helpful to me

04/28/2015 Flag

The advice given in the class is applicable to any serger, as far as I know. The instructor, (Amy Alan - I am definitely NOT a Craftsy instructor), uses a Bernina, but her model is very different to mine. From the little I know about sergers, the fundamentals are the same, but the details, like the exact threading path, differ slightly between models. So long as you have your manual to check threading path and recommended needle type, you'll be fine.

04/29/2015 Flag

I really like Printed material rather than videos because I have a "short memory" and need to refer back often.

08/19/2015 Flag