Online Class

Beginner Serging

Machine Basics & Techniques
$19.99$49.99

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Gain confidence using your serger with sewing instructor Amy Alan. If you know the basics of serging, you'll now discover how versatile your machine is! Begin with an overview of serger threading and maintenance. Then, learn how to create nine different types of basic stitches and create a serger stitch book you can reference again and again. For those tricky serger slip-ups, Amy will show you how to troubleshoot common issues like poor tension, skipped stitches, fabric rippling and more. Now that you've refined your serging skills, put them to the test with three fun skill-building projects. Make an exposed zipper bag, an ombré ruffled apron and a striped knit scarf! To finish class, add versatility to your serger with blind hem, elasticator and gathering feet.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
06:45
Meet Amy Alan and go over what you'll learn in this class.
2. Your Serger & How It Works
41:08
3. Basic Stitches
49:58
4. Decorative Stitches
38:19
5. Troubleshooting Your Serger
24:01
6. Exposed Zipper Bag
31:03
7. Ombré Ruffled Apron
20:52
8. Striped Knit Scarf
29:49
9. Bonus - Serger Feet
16:02

Recommended with this class

  • Serger
  • Serger thread, 4 cones in different colors
  • Needles for your machine

Taught by

Amy Alan
Amy Alan
Amy teaches sewing at Modern Domestic in Portland, Ore. and blogs at Really Handmade. She started crafting as a small child and has always made an effort to turn the everyday into art!
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