Serger Techniques for Garments
A Virtual Class With Jennifer Stern
Feb 5, 10:00am-12:00 pm and 2:00-4:00pm
Feb 6, 2:00-4:00pm CST
If you just use your serger to finish edges, join Jenn and learn that it can do so much more. She’ll show you functional and decorative details to add to your next garment.
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Start by examining your serger presser foot and identifying the guidelines that help to create an accurate seam allowance. Then, work on some surface embellishments including pintucks and faux seams created with the flatlock stitch. See how easy it is to create ruffles, decorative elastic trim, and cording. Use the cording to create a drawstring finish for neckline or hem edges.
Learn how to gather the edge of your curved hem to make pressing it into place a snap. Then treat the hem to a ‘not so blind’ blind hem. Plus, you’ll learn how to make an elastic waistband with no casing required. For this technique, we’ll be use Cut Through – Sew Through Elastic so you can customize the width of your waistband, too.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Must have a serger that is in good working order and know how to thread it.
A $27 kit fee will be added to your cart at checkout and includes pre-cut knit and woven fabrics for all techniques, Cut Through – Sew Through elastic, 2 spools of heavy decorative thread, step-by-step instructions.
(Fabrics photographed for kit may not be the exact fabrics in kit). The kit will be shipped Express Mail.
NOTE: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.
• Serger and all accessories
• 4 cones of all-purpose serger thread
• A size 16 Topstitch Needle
• All-purpose needles for your serger
Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins