Did you know that sergers can be used to do all of these things? Create decorative stitches, pleats and pintucks; insert zippers, piping and cording; make decorative crochet ruffles and trims; bind edges of fabrics; create a blanket stitch edge on a fleece blanket; attach beads and sequins to fabric; hem skirts, pants, shirts and all manner of other things; make decorative trims that can be sewn onto clothes; gather and ruffle;make tassels; attach lace; attach elastic; make ruffled ‘lettuce edges’, make wire-edged ribbon for tying up gift packages; and the list goes on!!!
In each class a technique and/or a foot or accessory available for BabyLock sergers will be featured. Some techniques will be very basic; some will be more advanced. Some classes will be applicable to both overlock machines and the overlock/cover/chainstitch machines; some months will be applicable only to cover/chain stitch machines. Each month's class description will let you know if it is for both types of machines or only the overlock/cover/chainstitch machines. For hands-on experience bring your BabyLock serger. The technique and appropriate foot/accessory will be demonstrated; then you can try it on your machine. If you bought a foot kit for your machine and haven't quite figured them all out yet, this is a great opportunity to do so! If you do not have the featured foot/accessory, no problem. Try it out in class and decide it is a foot you want. Not all feet fit all serger models; you'll learn which ones fit your machine.
This is a SAMPLES CLASS. In all classes we will make samples that can be taken home to keep in your personal ‘Serger Sample Book’, or to maybe use in a 'sampler quilt'. In some classes we may make a small, easy project. In all classes you will get suggestions and ideas for how put the foot/technique to practical or decorative use.
For most classes, materials and special threads will be provided but you will bring 'regular' serger thread, general sewing supplies and your serger. For some classes, you make be asked to bring some materials but you'll know in advance when this is expected.
Topics for each class will be listed here. Right now just the first few months are listed but others will be added soon.
May – Very Basic Overlock Stuff (Applicble for Overlock machines and Cover/Chain/Overlock machines)
Stitch length, width, differencial feed, locking stitches at ends of seams, turning corners, sewing curves, the difference
a decorative thread can make!
July – Very Basic Stuff for Chain/Cover Stitch Machine (Not applicable to Overlock Machines)
1, 2 and 3 needle chain and coverstitches; length, differential feed, starting and stopping; sewing-in-the-round; sewing
curves; the difference a decorative thread can make!
August - Chain and CoverStitch Hems (Not applicable to Overlock Machines): Flat hems; Flt hems using Downturn Feller (auto-turns fabric under once); Hems using Plain Hemmer (auto-turns fabric under twice)
September– Serger Crochet (Applicble for Overlock machines and Cover/Chain/Overlock machines)
Use the serger to make gorgeous thread ruffles and trim, and what you can do with it.
In October and November we will be making a pillow cover using serger techniques. This is a two-session class. October will feature the cording foot to make piping and install zippers. November will feature the Belt Loop Attachment to make embellishment for the pillow top. We may throw in a few more novel features but the pillow cover will be made entirely on the serger. Picture of pillow coming soon!!
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Nelson. If you have questions about the classes, Susan can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 704-674-4391.
REGISTER FOR THE CLASSES: Phone Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022, or come by the store. Class fee is due at registration.
|Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 9:30 am to Noon|
|Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm|
|Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 9:30 am to Noon|
|Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm|
|Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 9:30 am to Noon|
|Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm|