Creative Serging: Beyond the Basics DVD


Item: W0368R


Explore clever finishing and decorative serger techniques for woven and knit fabric! You’ll learn to create blind hems, coverstitches and lettuce edges, and pick up tips for navigating curves and corners without thread bulk. Let Angela show you how to adjust your machine settings to achieve perfect results for piping or gathering, sewing flatlock and overlock stitches, and inserting separating zippers and elastic. Add inspired touches and a professional finish to your garments and home decor. Enroll today in Creative Serging: Beyond the Basics.

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

Meet Angela Wolf (09:14)
Meet your instructor, sewing expert Angela Wolf. She’ll go over the basics of using your serger and give you details on using the Craftsy platform.

Hemming Garments (26:41)
Learn all about the different types of hems you can create for your garments, and how to stitch them. You’ll get tips on hemming small spaces and how to reduce bulk in your seams.

The Narrow Hem (24:34)
Use your serger to create a variety of narrow hems, including the three-threaded overlock narrow hem, decorative narrow hem, lettuce edge hem and the wave stitch.

Decorative Stitches (17:52)
Learn more about creating decorative stitches with your serger, including pintucking and faux piping. You’ll also get the specifics on creating a wave stitch on a polar fleece.

Piping (22:53)
Learn all about how to insert piping into your garments, as well as information about piping tips.

Flatlock & Overlock Stitches (24:54)
See examples of overlock stitches and learn about their do’s and dont’s. Angela teaches you how to create perfect overlock and flatlock stitches.

Gathering (14:38)
Adjust the settings of your serger for gathering and learn how to manipulate the fabric for perfect gathers.

Inserting Elastic (24:56)
Want to learn how to insert elastic into your garments? Angela goes into detail about using elastic and how to add a waistband or chainstitch.

Inserting a Separating Zipper (11:16)
Working with zippers can be difficult, but Angela shows you how you can attach them to your garments easily with your serger.

Finishing Edges (22:43)
Finish your garments using Angela’s tips for beautiful edges and seams. Learn how to use bias tape and create one-of-a-kind garments.

Your Instructor

Angela Wolf
Angela Wolf is the owner of her own custom apparel business, ABO Apparel, and the author of a regular column on patternreview.com. You may recognize her as the couture sewing expert from ‘It’s Sew Easy” on public television or from her contributions to respected magazines such as Threads and SewStylish. Angela has her own ready-to-wear collection and is the author of “How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Business.”


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your class DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. You will not have streaming access to this class in your Craftsy Account unless you purchase(d) it separately. If you’d like to own this class in BOTH on-demand streaming form and DVD, we recommend you purchase that combination item on Craftsy.com.

Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD-only class purchased on Craftsy.com includes the physical DVD in the mail. The physical disc(s) are yours to keep forever, with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
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Do your DVDs work on international players?
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What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy Customer Service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference.