Sewing isn’t just about tailoring – it’s all about STRETCH! From easy to make leggings to over-sized t-shirts, custom underwear and bathing suits – just about everything comfortable is made using a serger. Learn the basics of how to thread the machine, adjust tension, cut width, differential feed and how to create a rolled hem.
Then create a personalized pattern for a pair of awesome, stretchy tights with an elastic waistband and a custom fit t-shirt. Students start a personal reference guide for all of their serging samples.
The Serger Basics class runs for 5 weeks. Each class is 3 hrs long.
Course fee is $220~ + HST
Click here for upcoming dates and to register online.
Class Outline: (5 weeks/3hrs each week)
- Class One – Start your own personal serger reference book. Learn the basics of how to thread the machine, adjust tension, cut width, differential feed and how to create a rolled hem. Then draft a pair of tights according to your own measurements.
- Class Two: Cut and sew up your tights on the serger!
- Class Three – Hem your tights using the cover seamer and then serge in an elastic or jersey waistband.
- Class Four – Start your second project: Custom underwear, an oversized t-shirt or a knit wear pattern of your choice.
- Class Five – Finish your second project: Unfinished projects may be completed during Tuesday night make-up class sessions.
Techniques: Threading a serger, adjusting tension, cut width, differential feed and creating a rolled hem. Drafting a personalized tights block. Sewing in an elastic waistband, hemming using a cover seamer and using stretch lace to finish an edge.
Supplies: Students will need to bring 1.5-2 yards (buy 1.5y for sizes 0-12 and 2y for size 12+) of pre-washed, 4-way stretch, medium weight cotton/tencel/bamboo knit fabric to the first class. Materials for the second project will vary.
Current and former students are always invited to use our open studio time from 6-9pm on Friday evenings in addition to their regular class time. Click here to reserve a machine at least 24 hours in advance.