May is just around the corner, and if ‘April showers bring May flowers’ holds true, we’re in for a colorful spring. Spring also means it’s time to clean out the closet. Out with the old and in with the new! If you’re the person that sews their own clothes, a) I’m jealous! b) more power to you. I don’t know how you all do it. I would be terrified of making the tiniest mistake and everything falling apart subsequently.
So I thought, for today’s FREE DOWNLOAD, I’d share some ways to fix mistakes from THE SERGER’S TECHNIQUE BIBLE by Julia Hincks when sewing.
Who knew tweezers were good for things other than…tweezing?
Tweezers with fine tips usually come as an accessory with your machine. They are great for picking up threads on delicate fabrics, as they don’t have a point or cutting edge. They are also ideal for removing basting stitches that are close to the serge stitching.
About The Serger’s Technique Bible:
When it comes to achieving professional-quality edging, hemming, seaming, and decorative stitching, you can’t beat a serger. A serger, or overlock machine, allows you to quickly sew, trim, and finish seams all in one go! This book is contains all you need to get the most out of your machine.
Starting with the basics, the anatomy of a serger and its different functions are clearly explained. This is followed by a section that covers each of the core techniques from basic serging to fancy stitching like pintucks and picot edging, all shown in detailed step-by-step photographs so you can achieve professional results. A useful overview of available feet and accessories used to add piping, elastic, or beading to your project is provided, along with tips for how to cut down on construction time by using your machine to quickly attach collars, alter garments, work with lace, and more. A buyer’s guide that takes you through all the questions to ask when buying your first serger, and the practical information included for how to maintain and troubleshoot your machine makes this a reference book all machine sewers will return to again and again for easy-to-follow, helpful advice.
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