Quick and Easy Serger Tote
With Jennifer Stern
Jan 9, 1:00-3:00pm CST
Sew a tote bag entirely on the serger. This class is full of helpful tips for a professional finish — from constructing the outer shell and lining with the basic 4-thread stitch to embellishing the straps with a reverse flatlock, and even adding a pocket!
If you joined Jennifer for the “Break Your Serger Out of the Box” class and you want to test your new skills, then this class is the perfect answer. Maybe your serger is a little dusty and you’d like to get it going again, here is a chance to rev-it-up and make something practical.
This fun, beginner/refresher project will teach serger basics while making a useful, generously sized tote. You will try a serger seam on scrap fabric prior to working on the tote. You will learn how to adjust thread tensions and settings to get the stitch you want, then move forward and sew the shell and lining together using a basic 4-thread stitch. Jennifer shows you how to stop mid-seam to create a tidy opening for turning the lining, and how to deal with thread tails while making a simple inside pocket. Finally, you’ll use a decorative reverse flat-lock to construct the straps. Everyone leaves class with a completed tote…perfect for everyday use, because you can throw it into the wash!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
How to thread your serger
• 4 cones of serger thread to match fabric
• 1 spool decorative thread (to contrast strap fabric)
• 1 Topstitch needle (size 16)
• 2 Universal needles (size 14)
• Bodkin or Large Eye Needle
Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins