ZJ Humbach

Serger: Beyond the Basics

ZJ Humbach
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Serger: Beyond the Basics
  • In-depth Instruction; over 100 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $11.99

ZJ Humbach is ready broaden your horizons and introduce you to some accessories for your serger. She will start with the blind hemming foot and gathering foot and create a project using the new techniques you have learned.

Believe it or not, you really can do a blind hem with a serger! In this session, ZJ Humbach introduces the cousin to your sewing machine’s blind hem foot. You’ll learn how easy it is to use and be surprised that one simple adjustment can give your projects a more professional look.

If you’re confident doing basic gathering with your serger, you’ll love discovering what the gathering foot can do. Learn four different time saving ways to use this foot to add a new dimension to your sewing.

This bonus project pulls together everything you’ve learned in class. You’ll make an adorable toddler’s layered skirt—without a pattern--in less than half an hour. The skirt can be altered to fit an older child or even an adult. You’ll also learn how to create a fast and easy elastic waistband that requires no casing.

4 Lessons
1  hrs 40  mins

If you’ve already started using your serger and are ready to move beyond the basics, this class is for you. Take time to broaden your horizons and learn about the advantages of using accessories available for your serger. In this class I will focus on two workhorse accessories that will make your life easier: the blind hem foot and the gathering foot.

Your instructor, ZJ Humbach, breaks the class into manageable sessions that let you learn these accessories inside and out. There’s no need to rush. Take your time and master each session before moving onto the next or come back and review individual sessions as needed. At the end of this class, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without these time saving additions for your serger.

Blind Hemming with Your Serger introduces you to the joy of using your serger to do blind hemming. Think how much time you’ll save when you can finish the fabric edge and hem in one simple step! You’ll learn the ins and outs for using the cousin to your sewing machine’s blind hem foot. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to use, and ZJ will show you a simple adjustment that will give your projects a more professional look.

Taking Gathering to the Next Level will move you beyond the basic method of gathering with a serger and add a new dimension to your sewing. A gathering foot makes it faster and easier to gather and ensures a more professional finish. You’ll learn four different time saving ways to use the gathering foot: single-layer gathering, gathering and joining simultaneously, gathering and joining with lace, and how to create layers of gathers.

The Bonus Project: Toddler’s Layered Skirt puts all you’ve learned in the previous segments together. You’ll make and adorable toddler’s layered skirt that features blind hemming, gathering with lace, and joining multiple layers of gathers. ZJ also shows you how to create a fast and easy elastic waistband that requires no casing! The skirt requires no pattern, and you can easily alter it for older children and even adults. Best of all, you can make the skirt in less than half an hour!

ZJ Humbach

ZJ Humbach is a professional longarm quilter and pattern designer who owns and operates Dream Stitcher Quilt Studio in Nederland, Colorado. Her work appears in McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines. A former Quilters Newsletter editor, she wrote a longarm quilting column, “Finish Line,” for each issue. Now ZJ is a freelance writer for Quilters Newsletter and the Studio Arts Quilt Associates (SAQA) Journal. She also quilts regularly for Connecting Threads.

ZJ Humbach

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Serger: Beyond the Basics Purchase this class for $11.99.