Each time I attend a workshop, I’m amazed at what I learn. But the drawback is finding the time to attend an event. Speculating that many of you have the same time constraints, I decided to bring a workshop to you, featuring serger techniques. Baby Lock’s National Sewing Ambassador Pam Mahshie provides the updated serging education!
Quilt Binding using a 4-thread overlock stitch
With just a few changes, the basic overlock stitch can be modified to stitch binding on a quilted project. Learn how fusible thread streamlines the sewing process, producing professional results.
Gathering with a Cover Stitch
If you’ve gathered fabric before, you’ve probably stitched a row or two of basting stitches and then pulled the threads to gather the fabric. Gathering on a serger with a cover stitch can be automatic—stitch and gather at the same time. Curious? Learn now by watching online!
Create texture with pintucks, again using the cover stitch setting. Light to medium weight fabric can easily take on dimension once you know how to set up your serger.
Embellishing with Decorative Threads
Decorative threads and your serger are prime for embellishing. The amazing part of this technique is that the stitching is done from the wrong side of the fabric—the pretty part only shows once the stitching is complete.
Watch the first episode of this Sewing With Nancy series at your convenience. Watch online, on PBS, or DVD. If you missed seeing the first episode of this series, click here to watch Ultimate Serger Techniques, part one. Have you downloaded the app?
A Serger Workbook with 33 Serger Techniques!
Several seasons ago, Pam and I presented a 3-part Sewing With Nancy series simply called the Serger Workshop. The Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook is a spiral bound book that combines the information from both series. Learn 33 techniques using 10 different serger stitches! Click here to learn more about the Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook.
Bye for now,