Loaded with tips and hints for sewing success, this book demystifies the anatomy, setup, and use of a serger. Whether a neophyte to sewing or someone with years of experience, crafters can learn multiple stitches and decorative techniques from this comprehensive guide. By mastering stitches such as overlock, flatlock, rolled edge, and cover stitch; techniques such as quilting and heirloom; and the finer points of garment construction, sewers can quickly and efficiently delve into new creative sewing territory. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photos and illustrations accompany 13 delightful home decor projects for the kitchen, living room, and bedroom.
In First Time Sewing with a Serger, sewing experts Becky Hanson and Beth Baumgartel take you by the hand and teach you everything you need to know to sew with a serger, or overlock machine—a versatile and speedy stitching tool. Start by learning how a serger works, the many styles available, and the roles of various parts and accessories. Get a detailed overview of the variety of functional and decorative stitches you can make, plus must-have threads, tools, and notions. Next, familiarize yourself with how to thread your serger, set the stitch size, and use it to start and end seams, sew curves and corners, and more. You'll use these essential skills to make the nine fun, easy garment and home decor projects--skills you'll turn to again and again to create your own professional-looking pieces!
Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition is the essential one-stop reference every sewer needs. Step-by-step instructions and hundreds of photos and diagrams make it easy to understand sewing fundamentals and more advanced techniques for fashion and home décor projects. Discover the mysteries of your sewing machine! Learn ways to get the most out of your machine and attachments, the best tools to use, and how to sew with a variety of fabrics. Then dive into sewing techniques for beautiful garments and stunning home décor designs: Learn how to make and finish seams; lay out, cut and mark patterns; sew bias strips; and make pillows, cushions, and piping. Get tips and techniques for serger sewing, and discover how to create serger seams and finishes. Tackle first-time sewing projects with confidence, and refresh your memory on favorite techniques. Boost your wardrobe by altering store-bought patterns for a perfect custom fit. Refresh your tabletop with gorgeous tablecloths, placemats, and napkins, and create impressive bed and bath accessories. Achieve professional results effortlessly! Ready to build your sewing skills? You’ll learn how to: Operate your sewing machine or serger like a pro Customize clothing with buttons, pockets, collars, and more Make buttonholes with ease Create seam finishes, make closures, and attach zippers Sew your own activewear Make slipcovers, pillowcases, and duvet covers Packed with so much information, this valuable resource offers a lifetime of sewing success for all skill levels. Start your sewing journey today and see what amazing things you can create! The Complete Photo Guide series includes all the instruction you need to pursue your creative passion. With hundreds of clear photos, detailed step-by-step directions, handy tips and inspirational ideas, it’s easy and fun to try new projects and techniques and take your skills to the next level.
Whether you have a closet, laundry room, a corner of the family room, a spare bedroom or even the attic, Black guides and inspires you with pages of color photos, plus help in finding room, creating a plan, selecting lighting and cabinets.
Journey into virtually uncharted territory and discover the wonderful uses of fleece! Allow author Nancy Cornweel to lead you on a sewing expedition. Adventures with Polarfleece covers territories as fabric and garment care, sewing machine and serger basics, pattern choices and simple design changes. Included are 200 photographs and 150 color illustrations to guide you on a tour of quick and easy techniques for seams, ready-to-wear edge finishing and no-hassle zippers. Nancy also shows a safety technique on how to avoid the dreaded "frog mouth" buttonhole! Adventures with Polarfleece also includes a special excursion in ultrasuede - drawcords, patches, button loops, piping and pockets; sculpturing, polar pintucks and embroidery. A collection of fifteen projects are included. This sewing expedition has been photographed every step of the way and is clearly mapped and illustrated. Included are instructions for jackets, pull-overs, a cape, a five-minuet hat, blankets, pillows, exceptional accessories and more! Explore and discover the endless project possibilities for the entire family. Fleece is one of the sewing world's premier fabrics for comfort and warmth. It is easy to sew with beautiful results. Nancy Cornwell will lead you down a path of discovery filled with excitement, intrigue and inspiration. If the urge to explore is part of your nature, Adventures with Polarfleece is sure to generate great excitement. The heart of a fallen-away sewer will soon be recaptured and new sewers will be intrigued and inspired.
No More Fear of Serging! &break;&break;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? &break;&break;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. &break;&break;Yet you know it's worth mastering. The serger has made sewing more fun than ever for hundreds of thousands of home sewers. &break;&break;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. &break;&break;In addition, a National Serger Teachers Advisory Board of seven experts has added special tips to help you progress. &break;&break;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. &break;&break;Learn your ABCs and you'll soon expand your entire serger vocabulary.
"The serger is the most versatile tool a sewist can use, capable of hemming, seaming, decorative finishes and more. Too often, sergers are used for finishing edges and nothing more, simply because "it's too complicated to change the settings." Author Gail Yellen is here to demystify the serger and help you get the most out of your machine! By familiarizing yourself with the various components and how they affect the stitch, you'll tackle new stitches and techniques with a new enthusiasm. Advice on threading, tension, differential feed, and needles relevant to all models; tips for using decorative threads that result in masterful finishes, cover stitch and more--it's all here in Serger Essentials!"--
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.
Do you use your expensive serger only to finish seams? Couldn't you love to get more form your machine? Diane Bossom wants you to &"burst out of the inside of your clothes&" and experiment with putting seams on the outside. Bossom shows how to sew and embellish fabulous clothing with any type of serger in two, three, four, and five thread combinations. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and colour photos guide you to create more than a dozen wearable projects, including vests, jackets, and coats. The techniques you learn can be used in many other sewing adventures.