Living in Jersey (Serger Basics, Sundays 4-7pm)


Mmmmm…. Jersey. And not the kind from the Shore, either. Soft, stretchy comfortable rayon or bamboo jersey. The kind that makes you feel like you can run a little faster and jump a little higher.

Serger Basics runs for 5 weeks, and each class is 3 hrs long.   In the first class, we cover “the basics”,  like learning how to thread and adjust the settings on your serger, how to work with knits and how to use a coverseamer to professionally finish your garments.  Then we develop and sew a set of stretchy pant blocks for ourselves in the first class.  You’ll need to bring a yard of 4-way stretch cotton fabric to the first class to make your tights.   Once the tights are finished, there is a coverseaming demo for hemming tights and t-shirts.  In the next class, we develop and sew a stretchy turtleneck dress or top.  Class 3 covers the tricks for making underwear and finally classes 4 and 5 are dedicated to developing our own patterns for an independant final project.  The fee for 5 weeks is $220~, which includes HST and covers all patterns, notions and the use of our machines.