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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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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

You can legally download the lessons to your computer or iPad, iPhone, etc. you can also print all of the class materials and read along.

09/28/2015 Flag

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

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