Making Friends with Your Serger: Decorative Stitches + DVD

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Making Friends with Your Serger: Decorative Stitches + DVD
  • In-depth Instruction; over 93 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $39.99

A quick yet comprehensive overview of how serger stitches are made, the interplay between the needles and loopers, and the role of different types of serger thread sets the stage for the rest of the class. ZJ Humbach also shows you how to use your owner’s manual in conjunction with the video to tailor the class to your individual serger.

Learn how to turn the basic overlock stitch into a stunning focal point. ZJ gives you tips for easily differentiating among the 4-thread overlock stitch and the 3-thread narrow and 3-thread wide overlock stitches, and then shows you how to make single-sided and reversible decorative edges for each one. You’ll also discover how easy it is to make edges pop with a decorative 3-thread rolled edge.

Take your projects to the next level with detailed designer touches that are a snap to make. You’ll learn how easy it is to create pintucks, decorative flatlock stitching, and blanket stitching. From recommended fabrics to suggested threads, ZJ takes you through each stitch step-by-step.

This fast and fun quilt can be made in an hour or two, thanks to a quilt-as-you-go technique and decorative edge stitching instead of a traditional binding. ZJ also includes instructions for enlarging the pattern into a throw quilt. A free .pdf file with instructions for making this cute quilt is available for download.

 
 
4 Lessons
1  hrs 33  mins

Once you’ve mastered threading your serger and are comfortable changing the machine settings to create 2-, 3-, and 4-thread stitches, you’re more than ready to go beyond the basic construction stitches. It’s time to learn just how versatile your serger can be and begin exploring the fun world of decorative stitches.

Your instructor, ZJ Humbach, breaks the class into manageable sessions that let you learn how easy it is to create beautiful decorative touches to take your projects to the next level. There’s no need to rush. Take your time and master each session before moving onto the next or come back and review individual segments as needed. At the end of this class, you’ll see how fun it is to just play with your serger.

Stitch Overview is a concise breakdown of how serger stitches are made, the interplay between the needles and the loopers for each stitch, and the role of different types of serger thread with an emphasis on decorative threads. ZJ also gives you invaluable tips for using your owner’s manual in conjunction with this class video to tailor the class to your machine.

Decorative Edges shows you how to turn the basic overlock stitch into a striking construction detail. You’ll learn easy ways to distinguish among the 4-thread overlock stitch and the 3-thread narrow and 3-thread wide overlock stitches and then discover how simple it is to create single-sided and reversible decorative edges for each one. You’ll also see how edges pop when you use a decorative 3-thread rolled edge.

Decorative Finishes focuses how to pop your projects with impressive details. ZJ shows you step-by-step how easy it is to create pintucks, decorative flatlock stitching, and blanket stitching.

The Bonus Project: Reversible Baby Quilt is a super fun project that features decorative stitching. Thanks to the quilt-as-you-go technique and a decorative edge instead of binding, you’ll be able to start and finish this cute quilt in an hour or two. ZJ also provides instructions to enlarge the quilt to a throw size. A free .pdf file with instructions is available for download.

NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your NSC Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.

Bonus materials available after purchase

Making Friends with Your Serger: Decorative Stitches + DVD Purchase this class for $39.99.