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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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I can't see anywhere that I could download to my computer - maybe it's different in the U.S. I can "temporarily" use the Offline mode on an iPad, but I am not aware of any legal permanent download/store/keep on my own hard drive/not need an internet connection options. It is frustrating for those of us in countries with very slow internet or frequent power outages, but it's pretty standard for online classes. At least with Craftsy your access doesn't expire after a few months!

09/28/2015 Flag

You can download it on the iPad to I books.

01/22/2016 Flag

Please help how to cut patterns

10/21/2015 Flag

Hi Martha, I'm not sure which patterns you are asking about?

10/21/2015 Flag

I love your example book! Is it handmade, or purchased? It looks like a wire bound book of page protectors. It's brilliant! How do I create something similar? Thanks!

03/26/2016 Flag

It's just your standard plastic "display book" with plastic sleeves, I can get them easily from just about anywhere that sells pencils! I put a dozen copies of the sheet from the Course Materials into it, along with a few handy pages copied from my overlocker manual, then stapled my stitch samples on. It just takes a bit of time to work methodically through different fabrics and machine settings to find what works. I also kept the samples that didn't work and labelled what the settings were, so I have a quick reference how to alter future fabrics that are puckering or skipping stitches.

03/26/2016 Flag

this is fantastic!

05/05/2016 Flag