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.
First Time Sewing with a Serger is a beginner’s guide to sewing with a serger—the various types of machines, the function of several stitches, and the best stitches for a range of fabric types—plus nine fun and easy starter projects.
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!
About the Authors
Beth Baumgartel has written and edited sewing technique and project books for Vogue Patterns, Butterick, Taunton, Home Sewing Association, Family CircleCrafts, and many other crafts publishers. She is also the author of Successful Serging (CPi).
Becky Hanson began her career with Singer over three decades ago as an educator, leading sewing machine classes and product training nationally. She later relocated to the company’s North America corporate offices in Nashville, Tennessee, to become Director of Education. Today she is Global Product Specialist for Singer, consulting with the product development team and providing creative support to the sales and marketing departments.