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Deborah Cacciamani
By the time that Debbie graduated from college, she had already become an expert craftswoman. She used her paycheck from her first job to buy a brand-new sewing machine. A few years later, she bought a quilt shop and became a local teacher. Her quilting and sewing teaching talent was recognized by Bernina, and she was subsequently hired to teach the teachers and train local... Full bio »
If you are ready to make the leap from a sewing machine to a serger, you have come to the right place. This fun video serves as the perfect introduction to your serger's unique functions.

A serger can join, wrap and trim your seams in one fast and easy step, and as if that weren't enough, it can also finish your projects with ruched layers or rolled hems. Sewing with a serger adds a professional polish that is not achievable when sewing with a basic sewing machine.

For most, the first step in serging presents the biggest stumbling block—threading. But with Deborah Cacciamani as your guide, you will go up, over and through needles and loopers in no time at all. Then she will show you how to change out thread, and how to fix breaks and snags. And once you master proper threading, it will be all downhill from there. You can then proceed with serging and experience fun around every thread-wrapped corner.

In this video class, you'll learn how to:
  • Easily thread your serger.
  • Choose the right tools and supplies for serging.
  • Select the perfect needles and fabric.
  • Adjust tension, seam length and seam width.
  • Make basic stitches including 4-thread overlock, 3-thread overlock, flatlock stitch and rolled hem.
  • Serge with decorative thread.
  • Care for and maintain your serger.
As a bonus, complete step-by-step instructions for a 4-piece tablescape including a napkin, napkin ring, place mat and table runner are included in this class.

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Annie's Creative Studio subscribers can enjoy unlimited access to this online class while subscribed to Annie's Creative Studio. If you'd like to have lifetime access to this class, you can purchase the online class or DVD at www.AnniesOnlineClasses.com. The Ask the Instructor, Supplies and My Notebook features available with lifetime access are not available on Annie's Creative Studio.

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