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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 Cute, Whimsical
Jill from Montana on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? cotton with fusible fleece, and nylon 18 inch zipper

Jill from Montana on craftsy.com

Thank you...I have always loved all the Maxine stuff. So when I found this fabric I just had to have it

06/13/2013 Flag

I'm sorry to hear that the zipper got caught in your serger. Next time, you can cut off the excess zipper tape so that it doesn't get jammed in the blades. I'm surprised your Hobbylock didn't like that- the older models are usually really great little workhorses that will take on anything! Regardless, it's still a really cute bag (made out of hilarious fabric). Nicely done!

06/14/2013 Flag

Thanks Amy...the repair shop said that I apparantly had a needle strike or something like that , which threw everything off kilter with my serger. $100.00 later.... Lesson learned the hard way and I will only insert zippers with my regular machine and not the serger. And I was going so careful and slow.. Turned out to be a very expensive class for me....sigh *

06/24/2013 Flag

I agree with the zipper, had also a hard time to serge over it and decided to use my conventional machine. I love the fabric you used.

06/14/2013 Flag

I apparantly had a needle stike and threw everything off kitler with my machine. $100.00 later I ma back in business again and have my serger out of the repair shop. Lesson learned big time.......only going to use my regular sewing machine for anything involving a zipper. And I was being soooooo careful. This was a very expensive class.sniff sniff.

06/24/2013 Flag

Love Maxine! Cute bag!

06/22/2013 Flag

Cute!!

08/02/2013 Flag