Focusing on beginning serger users, this dynamic guide offers instructions for learning about sewing sergers. Beginning with explanations on stitches, tension settings, the importance of thread, and the ease of serger hems, seams, corners, and curves, this fun pattern book contains more than 50 easy-to-make projects. Chapters cover a wide range of projects, including clothes for babies and adults, decorations for around the house, and unique gift ideas. This book is all about getting to know your serger simply and easily. You will learn about serger stitches, setting your tension, about thread and about serging hems, seams, corners and curves. Soft cover, 50 projects, 176 pages, all color. The pattern book is divided into five chapters. The first chapter is introductory material for the serger owner. It includes answers to basic serger questions based on the editor's past experience as a serger demonstrator for two National Sewing Machine Companies. Including, but not limited to: Serger Stitch Formation, Serger Tension, Types of Serger Stitches, Threading Tricks, Turning Corners, Curves and Openings, Serger Short Cuts. The remaining three chapters are divided into projects that build on the skills learned in chapter 1, and include projects for Baby, For the Home, Wearables, and Gifts and Accessories.
This is the most comprehensive and up to date book about sergers available covering all skill levels from basic to expert. Although advanced topics are covered the book is easy to navigate and understand. Many people find threading a serger to be difficult, so an entire chapter is dedicated to threading and basic use. The book goes on to cover advanced topics such as troubleshooting, adjustment, maintenance & repair. Covered in-depth are adjusting tension, stitches, decorative stitches, needles, feet, thread and more. From home sergers to industrial overlock machines and coverstitch machines many of the latest machines are featured with insights on features, capabilities and best use for each model or class of machine. Buying a serger can be frustrating and time consuming because of the overwhelming number of features and types of machines that are available. The buying recommendations will help you cut through the confusion and figure out what features you really need. Most people have a love/hate relationship with their serger. Everything is great when the machine is working good but most people hate them when frustrating problems arise. This book will empower you to eliminate the hate part of the relationship and put you in control of the machine. In depth sections on adjusting tension and troubleshooting will help you handle most problems (and know which problems not to tackle). Above all sergers are creative tools. If you know and understand the tools you can use them efficiently and effectively. For sewing machines check out our top selling companion book "The Sewing Machine Master Guide" and for sewing machine basics "The Sewing Machine Quick Guide". The Serger and Overlock Master Guide was written as both an eBook and print book using optimized reflowable formatting for a perfect presentation on small or large devices. Everything from a basic eBook reader or Kindle to a large screen PC or Mac is supported. Why the low price? Electronic publishing and print-on-demand is used with distribution to more than 80 countries worldwide. The pricing reflects this new technology and distribution model.
Are you a serger 'fraidy-cat? Is your brand-new serger still in its box because you can't figure out how to thread it? Do you panic when the threads loop crazily because you don't understand how the machine works?
Even if you're a sewing whiz, you may feel uncomfortable with the serger. After all, it's an entirely different piece of equipment from your sewing machine.
Yet you know it's worth mastering. The serger has made sewing more fun than ever for hundreds of thousands of home sewers.
Tammy Young and Lori Bottom, two of America's top serger authorities, understand your fears and your needs. In ABCs of Serging, they have sorted out the most important facts, applied them to every serger brand and model, and organized them in t a logical, step-by-step format so that anyone can work through the book and learn to use the machine to its full potential.
In addition, a National Serger Teachers Advisory Board of seven experts has added special tips to help you progress.
Once you've mastered the basics, much more awaits. You'll be ready for the exciting world of serging: fast garment construction, advanced decorative techniques, home decorating projects, serger quilting, and heirloom serging. Tammy Young has co-authored seven other serging books to entice you.
Learn your ABCs and you'll soon expand your entire serger vocabulary.
Filled with tips and techniques for mastering a sewing machine, regardless of brand, this book contains techniques and methods from sewing teachers--many of which aren't found in the owner's manual. Instructions for everything from inserting an invisible zipper to using the zigzag stitch for a variety of techniques are included. 400 color illustrations. 100 color photos.
The secret to high-fashion, trend-setting looks is revealed in this new book for the skilled sewer. Serger Secrets provides instructions for adding more than fifty techniques to the sewer's arsenal. It also includes 500 photos-one for every step, troubleshooting tips, and dozens of inspiring photographs of completed garments guaranteed to bring out creativity in any designer.
for anyone who sews, designs, works in costuming, or wishes to learn more about putting special touches on cloth-turned-into clothes.
If you only use your serger for finishing seams, you are in for a real treat. In this 176-page book, you'll find projects galore and an instructional section to make serging easier than ever before. Don't miss out on the fun of owning a serger.
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