First Time Sewing with a Serger

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide–Learn By Doing * Step-by-Step Basics + 9 Projects

by Becky Hanson, Beth Ann Baumgartel

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!

NetGalley Review:

If you have a new seger you need this book. When I bought my serger I took a class to learn how to use it but as years passed I fought lots of the basics. I needed a refresher course and this new book was a great start. Easy to read for the novice or the pro this makes it easy to get started and be inspired. Lisa

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