Easy Guide to Serging Fine Fabrics (eBook)

Easy Guide to Serging Fine Fabrics (eBook)

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Step-by-step guide to using a serger

Kitty Benton

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  • Product # 077745
  • Type PDF eBook
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-534-4
  • Published Date 1997
  • Pages 112
  • Photos 182 color photos
This handy book, Easy Guide to Serging Fine Fabrics, is written by the eminently qualified designer, Kitty Benton, in order to take the mystery out of serging.

Sergers are specialty sewing machines that allow sewers to stitch, trim, and finish seams in one step. Once limited to the commercial sewing industry, sergers are now popular with home-sewers. But, it takes know-how to get the most from this machine.

And there is no one better to provide that know-how than Kitty Benton. She is a well versed in all aspects of garment sewing. In this how-to guide, she introduce sewers to a new world of sewing satisfaction with this step-by-step guide that is illustrated with 182 color photos.

This is a must-have book for anyone who owns, or wants to own, a serger.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 -- Demystifying the Serger
How a Serger Works
Getting the Most from Your Machine
Getting Ready to Sew

Chapter 2 -- Fabrics, Threads, and Notions
Selecting Fabrics
Choosing Thead
Selecting Needles
Basting Techniques
Other Helpful Products

Chapter 3 -- Skills and Seams
Building Serger Skills
Seams, Finishes, and Hems

Chapter 4 -- Using Your Knowledge
Working with Knits
Tailored Finishes
Festive Detailing
Working with Delicate Fabrics

Photo Index

About the Author:
Kitty Benton has extensive industrial sewing experience and owns her own children's wear company. She lectures and teaches, she has written two previous books, and she is a contributor to Threads magazine.

Have you bought a serger, but haven't yet learned how to use it? Do you own one, but know that it could do more if you only knew how?

If so, Kitty Benton's Easy Guide to Serging Fine Fabrics is the book for anyone who owns or has considered buying the versatile and efficient serger. With valuable technical information, and more than 130 detailed photos to clarify every step, this title in the Sewing Companion Library provides all the fundamentals need to get the most out of your machine.

It covers all the basics and more, including how to:

  • thread your serger right every time
  • find the machine settings, needles and thread that are right for your fabric
  • sew fancy edges and hems that only a serger can do
  • choose and use the notions that work best
  • turn inside and outside corners perfectly
  • work with sheer fabrics and lace
  • make a fancy braid or a custom ribbon to match your garment
  • sew easy bias tubing, and much more.

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