Serger Techniques - 5th Avenue Clutch - May
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Serger Techniques - 5th Avenue Clutch - May

Learn serger techniques and ways to use some optional feet and accessories available for your serger.

Machine required: Baby Lock (8-Thread) Serger with wave stitch
i.e., serger with both overlock stitches and cover/chainstitches and with wavestitch; not suitable for overlock-only machines.

Techniques featured in the making of this project include:
  • decorative chain/cover stitch,
  • flatlock wave stitch,
  • inserting a zipper,
  • a gathered insert
  • and more. 
Feet and accessories highlighted in this class include:
  • Standard or Clear Foot
  • Quilting Guide Bar
  • Curve Foot
  • Chain/Cover Foot
  • Cording Foot, 5mm
If you have any of these accessories, bring them to class.  If you do not have them, learn about them and decide if they can make your serging experience better. 

A completed bag is at the store if you'd like to see it before committing to the class. 

Click here for the Materials List for this class.
All materials are to be cut before class.

General Description of our Serger Classes
Did you know that sergers can be used to do all of the following? 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!!! Your serger probably came with just one presser foot.  Did you know there are many optional presser feet and accessories that can make serger sewing easier?

In each of our SERGER CLASSES 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 4-thread overlock machines and the 8-thread overlock/cover/chainstitch machines.  Some classes will be applicable only to cover/chain stitch machines.  Each 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.  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 if it is a foot you want.  Not all feet fit all serger models; you'll learn which ones fit your machine

Instructor: Susan Nelson
Questions about the class?  Contact Susan by phone at 704-674-4391 or by email at

Susan has been sewing all her life making garments, quilts, slipcovers, home decor and more.  She has been embroidering by machine since the mid-1980s.  She is trained on, and uses, Pfaff, Viking and BabyLock machines; is certified to teach Pfaff/Viking software; is a licensed Sulky teacher and has been published in THREADS magazine.


Serger Techniques - 5th Avenue Clutch - May

$ 25.00
5th Ave Clutch:   Tue, May 25, 2021 at 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
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