The Serger's Technique Bible

The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative Stitching

Julia Hincks

St. Martin's Griffin

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When it comes to achieving professional-quality edging, hemming, seaming, and decorative stitching, you can't beat a serger. A serger, or overlock machine, allows you to quickly sew, trim, and finish seams all in one go! This book is contains all you need to get the most out of your machine.

Starting with the basics, the anatomy of a serger and its different functions are clearly explained. This is followed by a section that covers each of the core techniques from basic serging to fancy stitching like pintucks and picot edging, all shown in detailed step-by-step photographs so you can achieve professional results. A useful overview of available feet and accessories used to add piping, elastic, or beading to your project is provided, along with tips for how to cut down on construction time by using your machine to quickly attach collars, alter garments, work with lace, and more. A buyer's guide that takes you through all the questions to ask when buying your first serger, and the practical information included for how to maintain and troubleshoot your machine makes this a reference book all machine sewers will return to again and again for easy-to-follow, helpful advice.

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Julia Hincks

JULIA HINCKS is a teacher and textile artist. She currently teaches dressmaking, pattern cutting, knitting, and crochet classes in Brighton, UK, where she has developed a loyal following. Julia Hincks is currently developing a range of ethically-sourced childrenswear in the UK, where she lives.

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The Serger's Technique Bible
The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative Stitching
Julia Hincks

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250042729
ISBN10: 1250042720
7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 128 pages, Includes over 250 color photographs and illustrations throughout
$22.99
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