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Serger 101: Machine Basics For Sewing with Serger

Serger 101: Machine Basics For Sewing with Serger

sergers can look daunting with all the threads and needles and stitch types. Thankfully the L 890 is a very intuitive machine. The first ...

What you'll learn

  • All about the ins-and-outs of your serger – what it does, how it does it, and most importantly - how to thread your serger fearlessly.
  • Which stitches work best for a wide range of fabrics and designs – from delicate silk chiffons to stretchy spandex knits.
  • How to create professional looking seams, seam finishes, and hems around a variety of shapes, whether corners or curves.
  • Using serger stitches such as the flatlock and rolled hem to create beautiful construction details in a fraction of the time of traditional sewing.


  • You only need to have a desire to learn how to use your serger
Learn how to thread an overlocking sewing machine and achieve beautiful results with both basic and specialty stitches. Enhance your expertise working with ...


Gain confidence using your serger with sewing instructor Margaret Smith. If you know the basics of serging, you'll now discover how versatile your machine is! Begin with an overview of serger threading and maintenance. Then, learn how to create nine different types of basic stitches and create a serger stitch book you can reference again and again. For those tricky serger slip-ups, Margaret will show you how to troubleshoot common issues like poor tension, skipped stitches, fabric rippling and more. Now that you've refined your serging skills, put them to the test with three fun skill-building projects.

Overcome your serging fears by learning all about your serger – how it works, simple threading techniques, and basic construction skills for successful serged projects.

Learn to select the most appropriate overlock stitch for any type of fabric, whether a delicate woven or a stretchy knit.

Gain confidence as you learn simple ways to serge curves, corners, and other tricky techniques with ease.

Make the most of your serger by applying new construction techniques and specialty stitches to create beautiful looks with a professional finish.

Whether you adore or fear your serger – you will love this introductory serger online course! A serger is an invaluable tool to have in your sewing studio. It's fabulous for making garment construction quick and easy, and it can even add special decorative touches! Don't let all those threads intimidate you – your serger will be your new best friend.

This course will teach you all you need to become fearlessly proficient in serging. The tools and techniques taught in class guide you through everything from threading basics, to serger garment construction – everything you need to know to use a serger with ease and confidence. Serger 101 will give you the opportunity to practice your serging skills and explore new ones as well. Learn to get the most out of your serger by building a strong foundation through Serger 101. A serger may not entirely replace a sewing machine – but you'll wonder how you ever sewed without one!

Overcome your serging fears by learning all about your serger – how it works, simple threading techniques, and basic construction skills for successful serged ...

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