SERGER ESSENTIALS Master the Basics
First day-Thursday May 16
Whether you’re a novice or an experienced serger owner, this comprehensive, hands-on workshop is great for learning and perfecting all of your serger’s stitches.What makes the edge of a rolled hem roll? How can you avoid stretching the seam on your beautiful knit tee? Learn how and why to manipulate tensions and change differential feed for various fabrics.We’ll talk about the wide variety of beautiful decorative threads sergers allow us to use and see loads of lovely samples. You’ll leave with a workbook loaded with valuable information, samples and the knowledge to tackle any serger project successfully.
Cover Stitch Workshop
Second Day-Friday May 17
Because the cover stitch has lots of built-in stretch, it’s a wonderful way to hem knits, but did you ever think of all the other ways you can use this versatile stitch? In this hands-on workshop we’ll do a separating zipper application, a lapped seam, a no-facing neckline finish, an elastic application, and stitch “in the round.” Then it’s time for fun! When you put decorative thread in the chain looper, watch what happens. Did you know that you can actually “draw” on fabric with a chain stitch? The cover hem is a workhorse and a whole new embellishment tool–all in one!
Students should bring: Cover stitch capable serger, foot control, power cord, instruction manual and all accessories, extra needles, 4 cones beige serger thread; basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins, pen or pencil. A kit (including fabric and workbook) is provided. Kit fee.
This 2-day workshop is geared for all skill levels of serger owners. Students must be familiar with threading and changing needles on their machine.
Nashua Sew and Vac will supply a serger if you do not have a Babylock Triumph, Ovation, or Evolution. When you sign up, please let the staff member know you will need a serger
Lunch is included both days. When signing up, please let the staff member know if you have any food concerns or allergies.