Sewing With Sergers – Sewing Books

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Sewing With Sergers

The Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing— Third Edition

by Gail Brown and Pati Palmer

Sewing With Sergers has guided hundreds of thousands of serger owners. It is THE book to have by your serger as you venture into this whole new realm of sewing. Gail Brown and Pati Palmer hold your hand and you learn the machine… and the basics of serging.

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A step-by-step guide for serging novices.

Beginners will benefit from this introductory guide to the serger machine and basic serging techniques. Information on the function of a serger and instructions on machine maintenance are provided along with step-by-step guidelines on sewing straight lines and curves, turning corners, and creating professional-looking seams. Additional details on stitch types, flatlocking, fabric tension, decorative techniques, and making fast fashion adornments such as collars, gathers, and hems are also included, and exciting projects like the serged napkin, swimsuit, and sweater will help augment the skills of the novice serger.

Topics include:

•  What is a Serger
•  Decisions… Decisions.. Which one to buy?
•  All about Thread and Easiest Threading
•  Get Ready to Sew
•  Serge Ahead… Sewing Tips
•  Professional Finishing with a Serger
•  Perfect Serging on any Fabric
•  Decorative Serging
•  Fast Fashion Details
•  Maximizing Serger Use – Pattern Ideas
•  Serging Aerobic and Swimwear
•  Lingerie and Lace
•  Serging Sweaters
•  Childrenswear – Serger Shortcuts
•  Fast Wardrobe Fix Ups!
•  Serge into Patchwork
•  Patternless Quick Projects
•  Fast Decorating with Fabric
•  Nifty Serger Notion Checklist
•  Differential Feed
•  Favorite Stitches

128 PAGES, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
ISBN 978-0935278-58-3

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.25 in
Sewing With Sergers Regular/Spiral binding

Serger Regular binding, Serger Spiral binding

1 review for Sewing With Sergers – Sewing Books

  1. Pati Palmer

    This book was first written in about 1985 and has been continually updated as needed in new printings. As a co-author, I’d like to thank Gail Hamilton as when she was at McCalls, she told me to write a book about sergers. We were teaching serger workshops after all. Sergers were more complicated then, so I took an old Babylock apart to see how it functioned. Gail Brown and I were a great team as I want to know why and how things work and I have a gift of writing technical instructions. Gail was the creative one and added garment techniques. I’d also like to thank Marta Alto who did our serger DVDs for her contributions to serger techniques over the years. This little handbook is well worth having in your sewing room. If you want to see all of the creative uses for a serger, get the DVD Creative Serging.

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