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Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques

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Say goodbye to serger struggles! Learn to troubleshoot problems for tension, thread balance, sewing on slippery fabrics and more.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, serger diagram and diagnostics checklist
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sara Snuggerud
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Put your serger in the spotlight! Learn serger troubleshooting techniques and make the most of your machine with sewing educator Sara Snuggerud. Review the basic parts of your serger, then discover how to choose the best thread and spool placement for efficient serging. Identify balanced stitching and find the best tension to sew smooth, beautiful seams. With these essential skills covered, learn how to fix a thread break, select the proper needle and adjust the knife. Want to make your projects pop? Add decoration using ribbon and wooly nylon. Boost your know-how further as you learn to stitch the perfect rolled seam and flatlock stitch. Discover how to use the differential feed and a gathering foot to make projects with gorgeous texture. Finally, build confidence performing simple maintenance at home to make your serger last a lifetime.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor Sara Snuggerud, an expert in sergers and serger troubleshooting. Sara will teach you how to get great results from your serger even if you use it infrequently. She'll also give a basic overview of how to use this reference class. Don't be afraid of your serger!
2. Threads & Threading
3. Achieving Balanced Serged Seams
4. Understanding Needle & Looper Action
5. Serger Knives & Cutting Width
6. Serging With Decorative Threads
7. Serging Challenging Fabrics
8. Maintaining Your Serger

Recommended with this class

  • Serger
  • Tweezers
  • Small LED flashlight

Taught by

Sara Snuggerud
Sara Snuggerud
With more than 25 years of teaching new-owner serger classes, Sara Snuggerud has seen it all. Sara began working in a sewing machine shop at the age of 15 and was hired to be an educator for Bernina of America five years later. She is currently a co-owner of Heirloom Creations, a sewing machine and quilt store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When not in the store, she teaches serger classes and hosts serger workshops.

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