The Overlocker Technique Manual

The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative Stitching
Author: Julia Hincks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782210207
Category: Fancy work
Page: 128
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An all-level skill book to make sure you get the most out of your serging machine. Photographs and step-by-step instructions take you through the essential techniques, showing you how to set up your machine, how to adjust settings to get best results on a range of different fabrics, and how to edge your fabrics with perfect results.

The Complete Serger Handbook

Author: Chris James
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806998077
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 159
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How and when to use a serger stitch for finishing edges, making garments or decorative work. There are instructions on how to make buttonholes, do quilting, lacemaking and applique.

Serger Sewing Basics

Author: N.A
Publisher: Annie's Wholesale
ISBN: 1573675059
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 80
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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.

Sewing with Sergers

The Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing
Author: Gail Brown,Pati Palmer
Publisher: Palmer Pletsch Pub
ISBN: 9780935278583
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Beginning sergers 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.

Simply Serging

25 Fast and Easy Projects for Getting to Know Your Overlocker
Author: Charlene Phillips
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440230219
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Learn to Serge, One Project at a Time! Using a serger may seem intimidating, but no more! Simply Serging guides you step-by-step through the ins and outs of mastering your overlock machine. Its 25 fast and useful projects, perfect for any skill level, will have you coming back to your serger again and again. Look inside to find: 25 "no fear" serging projects. Great serging techniques, tricks, and hints. Video links that help you master the basics, like how to thread your serger. A complete guide to the terminology, mechanics and endless possibilities of your overlock machine.

Sewing with an Overlock

Author: Creative Publishing International Editors,Cy DeCosse Incorporated,Singer Sewing,Singer Sewing Staff
Publisher: Creative Pub International
ISBN: 9780865732476
Category: Machine sewing.
Page: 128
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Introduces the features and accessories of overlock sewing machines, and shows how to baste and sew seams, adjust stitches, and make clothing

ABCs of Serging

A Complete Guide To Serger Sewing Basics
Author: Tammy Young,Lori Bottom
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780801981951
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 148
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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.

A Beginner's Guide to Overlockers, Sergers and Coverlockers

50 Lessons and 15 Projects to Get You Started
Author: Clementine Lubin
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782214908
Category: Machine sewing
Page: 160
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Full of practical advice to help you master all the features and applications of your overlocker (serger) and coverlocker, you will learn how to handle your machine using its more complex features and will soon be finishing hems like a professional sewer. Hem and finish all your garments and accessories like a professional! This practical and comprehensive book helps you master all the functions and applications of your overlocker and coverlocker, from the simplest to the most complex. There are 50 beautifully photographed step-by-step lessons and 15 lovely projects to apply your knowledge and help you realize your sewing goals. You can make a dress, a T-shirt, a shoulder bag, a playsuit and more. There are 15 gorgeous projects to make including cushions, shoulder bags, soft toys and quilts. Full-size, fold-out patterns accompany the designs in addition to the 50 illustrated step-by-step lessons will guide you through all the skills you need to get started. This book includes full-size, fold-out patterns and is the essential guide for all aspiring seamstresses.

Handbook of Sewing Stitches

An Illustrated Guide to Techniques and Materials
Author: Lorna Knight
Publisher: Search
ISBN: 9781844488124
Category: Stitches (Sewing)
Page: 256
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Beginners will find easy-to-follow instruction in basic skills, guided by clear photographs and diagrams, while advanced sewers can use the book to find information on stitches, techniques, and fabrics they have not thought of using before.

Serger Secrets

High-Fashion Techniques for Creating Great-Looking Clothes
Author: Pam Hastings,Agnes Mercik,Linda Lee Vivian,Barbara Weiland
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579544645
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
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For those who have mastered the basics and want a challenge, Serger Secrets provides instructions for adding more than 50 techniques to the sewers arsenal. Complete with troubleshooting tips and dozens of inspiring photographs of completed garments, Serger Secrets is guaranteed to bring out the creativity in any designer.

Serger Shortcuts

Tips, Tricks & Techniques
Author: JoAnn Pugh-Gannon,Pamela J. Hastings
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780806924557
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Presents tips on ways to save time using a serger with information on such topics as choosing quality equipment, recognizing problems, and constructing garments

Threads Sewing Guide

A Complete Reference from America's Best-loved Sewing Magazine
Author: Carol Jean Fresia
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600851444
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 370
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Presents an introduction to basic sewing techniques, covering such topics as fabric, patterns, seams, cutting, hems, and surface embellishment.

Creative Serging

Innovative Applications to Get the Most from Your Serger
Author: Nancy Bednar,Anne Van der Kley
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402749100
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
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A serger is a multi-threaded, multi-needled appliance that sews at an average speed of 1500 stitches per minute--three times faster than most sewing machines. Though expressly designed to finish edges and seams, the introduction of microchip technology has enabled sergers to go well beyond those simple tasks. Sewers who want to take full advantage of this miracle machine need look no further than this thoroughly up-to-date and comprehensive manual. It’s fully illustrated with both photos and line drawings, and offers complete instructions for every type of serger available to the hobbyist today. Each one is listed by brand, with a description of its pros and cons. And that’s not all; there are plenty of projects, too, including scarves, throws, shirts, gowns, bedcovers, and quilts.

The Ultimate Serger Answer Guide

Troubleshooting for Any Overlock Brand or Model
Author: Naomi Baker,Gail Brown,Cindy Kacynski
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780801986451
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
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THE user-friendly reference essential for any current or prospective serger owner! Practical, easy solutions for any problem with any serger, no matter what the brand, model, or vintage. Expert-savvy, timesaving tips on serger threading, needles, threads, feet, upkeep, and much more. Comprehensive strategies that help answer "Which serger should I buy?"

Sewing Home Decor

The Basics and Beyond
Author: Shannon Dennis
Publisher: Landauer Books
ISBN: 9780982558621
Category: Architecture
Page: 160
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Discover simple techniques for mastering the essential techniques of sewing with this superb guide that wil have you stitching, pleating, and piping in no time.

The Complete Machine Embroidery Manual

Author: Elizabeth Keegan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782210993
Category: Embroidery, Machine
Page: 128
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This title provides everything sewing machine users need to know, from the types and formats of embroidery design available, how to get them off the internet and into their machine, how to stabilise fabric, which threads and needles to use, and how to use these designs creatively for beautiful results.

Serger Essentials

Master the Basics--And Beyond!
Author: Gail Patrice Yellen
Publisher: Fons & Porter Books
ISBN: 9781440243752
Category: Machine sewing
Page: 128
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Use your serger to its full potential! 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. Features: Handy Operator Tips explain common handling errors and how to avoid them Accessory Foot Appendix details the different serger feet available and when to use them 5 simple projects put your new serging knowledge into practice Coverstitch overview complete with decorative and construction techniques Quick Reference Guide lets you quickly find the machine settings for popular stitches 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!