January 21, 2020 - Serger Smocking
This class requires cover-stitch-capable machine
The featured technique in this first class of 2020 will be to create a 'serger smocked' insert using cover stitches. The insert created can be incorporated into a little girl's jumper as the 'class project to be completed at home'. (Free pattern information and pre-work to be forthcoming before the class). This project is similar to the pink romper sample displayed at the store (sorry, I failed to snap a photo of it) and similar to the photo here.
February and beyond class topics will be posted soon.
General class Description
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.
Some classes are SAMPLES CLASS and some are PROJECT CLASSES. 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 all classes you will get suggestions and ideas for how put the foot/technique to practical or decorative use.
For SAMPLES CLASSES, materials and special threads will be provided but you will bring 'regular' serger thread, general sewing supplies and your serger. For PROJECT CLASSES you will be asked to bring some materials but you'll know in advance when this is expected.
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.
|Topic: Serger Smocking:||Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm|
|Topic: Serger Smocking:||Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, May 19, 2020 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, May 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm|
|Topic: TBD:||Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm|