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Beginner Serging (DVD)

Machine Basics & Techniques

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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What You Get

  • DVD with 9 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a supply list, instructions for making three projects, a serger checklist and pages to build your own stitch book
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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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
Meet Amy Alan and go over what you'll learn in this class.
2. Your Serger & How It Works
3. Basic Stitches
4. Decorative Stitches
5. Troubleshooting Your Serger
6. Exposed Zipper Bag
7. Ombré Ruffled Apron
8. Striped Knit Scarf
9. Bonus - Serger Feet

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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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