ZJ Humbach

Making Friends With Your Serger: Decorative Stitches

ZJ Humbach
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5 Lessons
1  hrs 47  mins

Once you’ve mastered threading your serger and are comfortable changing the machine settings to create 2-, 3- and 4-thread stitches, you’re more than ready to go beyond the basic construction stitches. It’s time to learn just how versatile your serger can be and begin exploring the fun world of decorative stitches.

Your instructor, ZJ Humbach, breaks the class into manageable sessions that let you learn how easy it is to create beautiful decorative touches to take your projects to the next level. There’s no need to rush. Take your time and master each session before moving onto the next or come back and review individual segments as needed. At the end of this class, you’ll see how fun it is to just play with your serger.

Stitch Overview is a concise breakdown of how serger stitches are made, the interplay between the needles and the loopers for each stitch, and the role of different types of serger thread with an emphasis on decorative threads. ZJ also gives you invaluable tips for using your owner’s manual in conjunction with this class video to tailor the class to your machine.

Decorative Edges shows you how to turn the basic overlock stitch into a striking construction detail. You’ll learn easy ways to distinguish among the 4-thread overlock stitch and the 3-thread narrow and 3-thread wide overlock stitches and then discover how simple it is to create single-sided and reversible decorative edges for each one. You’ll also see how edges pop when you use a decorative 3-thread rolled edge.

Decorative Finishes focuses how to pop your projects with impressive details. ZJ shows you step-by-step how easy it is to create pintucks, decorative flatlock stitching, and blanket stitching.

The Bonus Project: Reversible Baby Quilt is a super fun project that features decorative stitching. Thanks to the quilt-as-you-go technique and a decorative edge instead of binding, you’ll be able to start and finish this cute quilt in an hour or two. ZJ also provides instructions to enlarge the quilt to a throw size. A free .pdf file with instructions is available for download.

ZJ Humbach

ZJ Humbach is a professional longarm quilter and pattern designer who owns and operates Dream Stitcher Quilt Studio in Nederland, Colorado. Her work appears in McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines. A former Quilters Newsletter editor, she wrote a longarm quilting column, “Finish Line,” for each issue. Now ZJ is a freelance writer for Quilters Newsletter and the Studio Arts Quilt Associates (SAQA) Journal. She also quilts regularly for Connecting Threads. ZJ has enjoyed machine sewing since age 12. She has a strong educational background in clothing construction, tailoring, and interior design plus a Master of Arts Teaching degree with an emphasis on curriculum development and adult education.

ZJ Humbach

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