I rarely pass up the chance to browse through a specialty shop, always on the look out for trendy styles and accessories. The same can be said for Barbara Goldkorn, a first-time Sewing With Nancy guest.  She’s gleaned ideas from her browsing, and used her serger to create boutique-style wearables and home decor! What intrigues me about Barbara’s projects is that they have designer touches that are streamlined to serge.

This week’s featured Sewing With Nancy streaming video is Serger Boutique Part one. I hope you’ll watch and then put these serger techniques into practice!

Textured Chic Pillow

How to Use Your Serger Nancy Zieman Barbara Goldkorn

This pillow has lots of texture that may look very difficult to create, but with the right combo of serger stitches and fabric the process is very clever and easy!

Sheer Fun Scarf

How to use your serger Nancy Zieman Barbara Goldkorn

Our next Serger Boutique project adds a touch of glamour to your wardrobe with only minutes at your serger. It’s a Sheer Fun Scarf where a rolled edge and cover stitch team up for sleek, chic results!

Beaded Fabric Accessories

How to use your serger Nancy Zieman Barbara Goldkorn

The difference between sewists and non-sewists is that we can easily create our own accessories! Combine beads, serged fabric strips, and strips of synthetic suede to create Barbara’s necklace and bracelet pair.

Barbara gave me my own beaded set, in my favorite color combo! How did she know? Anyway, I’m wearing it in this photo and have worn the set many times since!

How to use your serger Nancy Zieman Barbara Goldkorn

Girly Girl Sundress

How to use your serger Nancy Zieman Barbara Goldkorn

For that little girl who has captured your heart, create a girly girl sundress. Choose two coordinating fabrics, then incorporate Barbara’s serging techniques to create sundresses that could easily be featured in a trendy boutique!

Watch online!

Sewing With Nancy Serger Boutique

Or, watch on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. Have you downloaded the app?

Sewing With Nancy app

There’s a Great Serger Book Too!

Barbara and I collaborated to write  Serger Boutique. You’ll find nine boutique style projects. (Note: Your serger must be able to serge a cover stitch.)

serger boutique Nancy Zieman Barbara Goldkorn


Stay tuned for next week’s blog. There’ll be more Serger Boutique ideas!

Bye for now,

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