Do you use your serger sewing machine to its fullest? Are you using it for more than just clean finishing edges? To ensure you are getting the full value from your purchase, Nancy invited serging specialist, Pam Mahshie, National Baby Lock Ambassador, to be her guest on Sewing With Nancy. Pam is a magician with the serger! Simply watch online at  Sewing With Nancy.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll see during the first episode of Ultimate Serger Techniques:

Beginning and Ending Seams

You can’t go in reverse on your serger to lock the stitches, but you can stitch over the thread tails. Learn Pam’s clever ways to lock the thread tails at both the beginning and end of the seams.

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Serge a Curve

Sometimes it is difficult to serge around curved edges without getting loopy threads hanging off the edge. This technique will give you smooth results every time.

Sewing With Nancy Zieman How to use a serger

Piecing Options

Piecing a quilt top with your serger might have never crossed your mind. Yet, for simple quilt designs, the serger is a fast and accurate way to make a quilt top. Seam traditionally or . . . with decorative threads and the seams exposed. Either way, your serger can be a go-to quilting machine.

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Home décor, wearable art, or kids’ clothes—those are all categories where piping accents add interest and texture. With a serger, piping is easier than ever to include in a seam or along the outer edge of your next project.

Sewing With Nancy Zieman How to use a serger

Adding a Blanket Stitch

A blanket stitch is an ideal way to finish the edges of fleece. Why?—The stitches will always be even and the process extra easy. Learn how to add a blanket stitch with a 3-thread flatlock setting.

Sewing With Nancy Zieman How to use a serger

Watch Ultimate Serger Techniques on Sewing With Nancy online.

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Nancy Zieman's Blog GiveawayA Serger Workbook with 33 Serger Techniques!

Several seasons ago, Pam and Nancy presented a three-part Sewing With Nancy series simply called the Serger Workshop. The Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook and DVD is a spiral bound book with DVD that combines the information from this series. Learn 33 techniques using 10 different serger stitches! Now is your chance to win this workbook and DVD from Nancy’s Notions by leaving a comment telling us a serger technique you’d like to try. One winner will be selected randomly.

Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook

The randomly selected winner of Eileen Roche’s book, Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons from Designs in Machine Embroidery is Gail K.

Her comment is: Proper hooping: selecting the best stabilizer for the fabric & design and then trying to get it lined up & hooped without blood, sweat, and tears. Funny, but oh so very true!


Have Fun Serging,

Team Nancy Zieman

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