When I sat down in front of my serger the very first time I was a little bit scared, looking closely at the machine I was rather intimidated by it. All of those tension dials, loopers and gadgets had me totally confused. And to be honest, I still am. BUT I am learning, slowly but surely, bit by bit it is making more sense....I think!
I've had my serger for almost two years now, and I have not really made an effort to learn how to use it. Sure I tried it out when I first got it, but I found it was just too complicated figuring out on my own, and since I never had the chance to go to classes because my little one was-, still is so busy and demanding, taking classes is almost impossible.
So I was just too happy when I found 'Beginner Serging Machine Basics and Techniques' on Craftsy. I can watch each lesson as often as I like, go back and forth if I'm stuck, not to mention all the money I am saving having to drive 100km for a lesson.
Images from Craftsy
I loved taking this class. I watched each video lesson front to back right up to the end, and jumped right in participating with each lesson. Sure there where times I felt like pulling out my hair, but I quickly got hold of myself and carried on.
In this class I really got the chance to learn each part and aspect of my machine. Which was very helpful, especially because I only know how to sew a quarter inch seam allowance and how to change the settings on my home sewing machine for free motion.
Here are just a few examples of the different stitches I have learnt. I still want to learn the decorative stitches using yarn and embroidery threads, but for now I am happy learning and stitching out these samples.
|two thread wrap stitch|
|two thread flat lock|
I really want to broaden my sewing skills to not only piecing quilt tops and quilting. Thus far I have only experience using quilting cotton, so this will be quite an adventure sewing with different types of fabric.
Hope you'll stick around seeing what I've learnt and made.
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