Serger Secrets: High-Fashion Techniques for Creating Great-Looking Clothes

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Beautiful! Creative! Designer-quality! Get used to these words because they're the kind of praise you're going to hear when you wear garments that you've made by following the advice, techniques, shortcuts, and inspiring ideas in Serger Secrets.

The authors — America's top serger experts — help you build on your existing knowledge and guide you toward even more advanced serger skills. You'll learn to choose the right needles and stitches, work ...

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Overview

Beautiful! Creative! Designer-quality! Get used to these words because they're the kind of praise you're going to hear when you wear garments that you've made by following the advice, techniques, shortcuts, and inspiring ideas in Serger Secrets.

The authors — America's top serger experts — help you build on your existing knowledge and guide you toward even more advanced serger skills. You'll learn to choose the right needles and stitches, work with the newest threads, master tension settings once and for all, and much more.

Each page will surprise and delight you with a new idea, even if you're an advanced sewer. A tremendous resource for creative serging, this book, filled with great ideas, will increase your repertoire of techniques. Learn how to make a better rolled edge on any fabric, stitch flatlocking that really is flat, and choose the right fishing line for a fishline hem. The coverage of heirloom serging — 21 pages — is unprecedented!

Over 500 color photographs guide you, step by step, through making beautiful serger details for your garments. Choose from more than 50 classy techniques, all organized in a handy A-to-Z format. Try customizing braid, heirloom serging, quilting, inserting a zipper, and shirring fabric faster than you had ever imagined possible.

Serger Secrets is full of interesting techniques, inspiring ideas, and hundreds of troubleshooting tips. Serging has never been easier or more creative.

Author Biography: Meet the Pros

Mary Griffin, Pam Hastings, Agnes Mercik, Linda Lee Vivian, and Barbara Weiland — America's top serger experts — tell you their special secrets.

In demand across the country and internationally, these women took time from their busy speaking schedules to show you their best, most innovative, and favorite serger tips, techniques, and inspirational garments, including piped jacket linings, thread blending choices, and more.

Mary Griffin knew exactly what she was going to write for Serger Secrets. As a Singer educator for the past nine years, she has made it her business to know what sewers like to serge, and she has the tips and hints to make everything easier to master.

Pam Hastings was the educational di- rector and spokesperson for Singer, one of the biggest sewing machine and serger companies in the country, before she switched to consulting. During her years at Singer, Pam wrote books and helped serger owners get the most from their machines. In Serger Secrets, she reveals the best methods for turning corners, as well as for making inside and outside curves. Pam also offers superb advice on buying, or upgrading to, a new serger. Agnes Mercik is truly an international star for Bernina of America. She teaches at venues as far-flung as Australia and Hong Kong. Agnes, well-known for her innovations, finds that her students are eager to duplicate fine details on their clothing proj-ects. Agnes created dozens of garments just for Serger Secrets. Linda Lee Vivian has taught many hundreds of sewers to love their Pfaff sergers through her Web site, classes, television appearances, commercial patterns, and numerous magazine articles. Even sewing machine dealers and Pfaff educators turn to her for advice and guidance. Barbara Weiland continues to delight her fans with creative serger techniques. Her most recent book, Secrets for Successful Sewing, was just reaching the bookstores when she was already at work on her contributions for Serger Secrets.

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Doree Pitkin
Their creative approach combining new and old techniques expands the possibilities for using a serger with handwoven yardage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875967943
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/21/1998
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.17 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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