Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook and DVD with FREE Serger Workshop DVD

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Serge fear free with this essential collection of basic to creative techniques

Tap into your serger's full potential

  • Discover 10 stitch types and 33 easy techniques for both functional and decorative serging for home decor, clothing, and even quilting in the Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook (BK2724)
  • Set includes the Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook with 33 techniques and Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook DVD with 13 techniques, plus get the Serger Workshop DVD with 20 techniques free with purchase (BD2724)

Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook

  • Learn how to set up and adjust the serger as well as how to use a various presser feet for a range of stitches and basic to creative techniques, plus find tips that help ensure success
  • Practice and then store your samples and make notes on the durable pages of this spiral bound workbook
  • Includes machine basics for taking a closer look at your serger by reviewing the parts of a serger and their function as well as threading
  • The 10 stitch types include 3-thread and 4-thread overlock stitches, 2-thread and 3-thread flatlock stitches, 3-thread rolled hem stitches, cover stitch, 3-thread cover stitch, narrow cover stitch, chain stitch, and wave stitches
  • The 33 techniques include:
    • 4-Thread Overlock Stitch:
      • Locking stitches at the beginning and end of seam
      • Stitching around a curved corner
      • Serging in the round, for cuffs and pant hems
      • Chain stitch piecing of patchwork quilt blocks
      • Making a wrapped corner resulting in a perfect point
      • Adding rickrack trim
      • Applying elastic using an Elastic Foot
      • Adjusting the differential feed to ease/gather
      • Binding a quilt utilizing fusible thread to eliminate the need to pin
    • 3-thread Overlock Stitch:
      • Narrow stitch edge finish
      • Wide stitch edge finish with decorative thread
      • Creating and attaching piping with a cording foot, including turning corners
      • Piecing quilt blocks with decorative exposed seams, using straight or wave stitches
    • Wave Stitch:
      • Adding a decorative accent to zipper tape
    • 3-Thread Rolled Hem:
      • Stitching a narrow rolled hem
      • Using fishing line to create a fluted edge on sheer fabrics for bridal or evening wear
    • 2-Thread Flatlock:
      • Wide flatlock
      • Narrow flatlock
      • Stitching a Serpentine Stitch
      • Stitching a Ladder Stitch
      • Attaching lace to fabric edges
      • Adding ribbon or trim to the middle of fabric
    • 3-Thread Flatlock
      • Adding a decorative blanket stitch on the edge of fleece
    • Cover Stitch
      • 2-needle hemming, for flat hems and stitching in the round for cuffs and pant hems
      • 3-needle hemming and decorative stitching
      • Embellishing with decorative thread in the chain looper
    • 3-Thread Cover Stitch:
      • Making belt loops and stretchable active wear straps using a binding accessory
      • Creating pintucks, both tucked and filled-in with cording
    • Narrow Cover Stitch:
      • Hemming
      • Adding ribbon or trim
      • Interior gathering, without the need to pull threads
      • Rolled edge ruffling
    • Chain Stitch
      • Seaming with two threads
      • Topstitching with decorative thread
  • Full color photographs and illustrations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Book features spiral binding so pages lay flat when open—no more struggling to keep your page from turning or bending; plus it's now easier to keep your book right next to you as you work
  • Soft cover, 32 page workbook by Sewing With Nancy, Nancy Zieman and Pam Mahshie

Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook DVD

  • Discover 5 stitch types and 13 easy techniques for both functional and decorative serging for home decor, clothing, and even quilting
  • Learn how to set up and adjust the serger as well as how to use a various presser feet for a range of stitches and basic to creative techniques, plus find tips that help ensure success
  • Part 1: Nancy and guest, Pam, start with teaching you the basics of serging, and then move on to creative uses
    • 4-Thread Overlock Stitch:
      • Locking the stitches at the beginning and end of a seam
      • Serging around a curved corner
      • Serging in the round, for cuffs and pant hems
      • Perfectly piecing quilt blocks with hidden seams
    • 3-Thread Overlock Stitch:
      • Piecing quilt blocks with decorative exposed seams, using straight or wave stitches
      • Creating and attaching piping with a Cording Foot, including turning corners
    • 3-Thread Flat Lock Stitch
      • Adding a decorative blanket stitch on the edge of fleece
  • Nancy's Corner Segment 1 features Brett and Kristy Moore, Remember Nhu
    • Brett and Kristy, along with their children, took their vacation by traveling half way around the world to teach disadvantaged young girls to sew
  • Part 2: Nancy and Pam continue teaching you how to use your serger for quilting as well as techniques often done on a sewing machine
    • 4-Thread Overlock Stitch
      • Binding a quilt utilizing fusible thread to eliminate the need to pin
    • Narrow Cover Stitch
      • Hemming
      • Adding ribbon or trim
      • Interior gathering, without the need to pull threads
      • Rolled edge ruffling
    • Cover Stitch
      • Creating pintucks, both tucked and filled-in with cording
      • Embellishing with decorative thread in the chain looper
  • Nancy's Corner Segment 2 features Marc Revenson, Lil' Rev
    • Marc is a Wisconsin folk singer whose songs included an ode to quilters everywhere
  • Bonus Segment use your serger set up with a 4-thread overlock stitch to add rickrack trim to your project
  • 60 minute run time
  • Closed captioning for the hearing impaired

Serger Workshop DVD free with purchase of Ultimate Serger Techniques Workbook and DVD:

  • Learn how to use your serger and its feet for 20 versatile techniques using 8 stitch types, including 3-thread and 4-thread overlock stitches, 3-thread rolled hems, 2-thread flatlock, coverstitch, 3-thread coverstitch stitch, chain stitch, and wave stitches
  • Nancy and her guest, Pam, take you from the basics of reviewing the parts of a serger, through setting up the serger and stitching basic and decorative stitches, using specialty feet, and when and where to use these stitches for functional and decorative serging in the 90 minute DVD
  • Part 1: Nancy and Pam start with the basics for 4-thread and 3-thread overlock stitches, and move on the streamlined technique to make serging easy in the first part of the serger workshop you can attend in the comfort of your home
    • Serger set up and overlock basics:
      • Serger parts on how a serger works
      • Needles and thread to use
      • Threading and setting up the machine
    • 4-Thread Overlock Stitch:
      • Chain stitch piecing of patchwork quilt blocks
      • Making a wrapped corner resulting in a perfect point
      • Adjusting the differential feed to ease/gather
      • Adding cording using a Cording Foot
      • Applying elastic using an Elastic Foot
    • 3-Thread Overlock Stitch:
      • Narrow stitch edge finishing
      • Wide stitch edge finishing with decorative thread
  • Nancy's Corner Segment 1 features Carole Franceski, of Tender Loving Care Ministries
    • Carole shares information on Tender Loving Care Ministries, a non-profit organization whose mission is to cloth poverty-stricken children of the Appalachian area
  • Part 2: Learn rolled hem and flatlock stitch basics, serging elegant "fish line" rolled hems for evening wear, artistic flatlock stitches with added ribbons, and more
    • 3-Thread Rolled Hem:
      • Threading specialty and decorative thread and stitching a narrow rolled hem
      • Using fishing line to create a fluted edge on sheer fabrics for bridal or evening wear
    • 2-Thread Flatlock:
      • Stitching the Serpentine Stitch
      • Stitching the Ladder Stitch
      • Attaching lace to fabric edges
      • Adding ribbon or trim to the middle of fabric
  • Nancy's Corner Segment 2 features Carole Franceski, of Tender Loving Care Ministries
    • Carole shares information on helping poverty-stricken children of the Appalachian area by making and giving personal care bags in addition to clothing
  • Part 3: Nancy and Pam focus on cover and chain stitches, speedy two-needle hemming, three-needle decorative topstitching, and creating belt loops, trim, plus stretchy active wear straps
    • Cover Stitch:
      • 2-needle hemming, for flat hems and stitching in the round for cuffs and pant hems
      • 3-needle hemming and decorative stitching
    • 3-Thread Coverstitch:
      • Making belt loops and stretchable active wear straps using a binding accessory
      • Serging raised pintucks using a specialty foot
    • Chain Stitch:
      • Seaming with two threads
      • Topstitching with decorative thread
  • Nancy's Corner Segment 3 features Connie Tkach, of Threads for Life
    • Connie conveys information on building confidence in children through teaching them to sew in an after-school program that she has developed
  • Bonus segment: How to serge a Wave Stitch to add a decorative accent to zipper tape
  • Runtime: 54 minutes
  • Closed captioning for the hearing impaired
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