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The Complete Serger Handbook Paperback – June 30, 1998
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One thing: In hindsight I wish I had bought the spiral bound version...The soft cover version does not stay open on its own (nor does it lie flat) which means I either have to give up a hand to hold the book or read some and set it down and go back to it again.
Also, I would not recommend this book to an experienced serger. It definitely sticks to the basics (which is still a lot to say to a novice), and I have seen more creative and comprehensive books for the more advanced. This book is definitely for the person who has never serged before!!
And if you are a novice, this will be a wonderful resource!! (regardless of which brand or type of serger you have)
I teach serger classes to new serger owners and much of what I discuss comes from this book. I also have the "Serger Secrets" book. It shows more specific applications; very useful as well. I also refer to my "Polar Fleece Adventures" series by Nancy Cornwall often as I serge with fleece frequently.
Here's the contents:
Can your Serger Replace a Sewing Machine
Getting to Know Your Machine
Which Stitch Is Which
Threading and Rethreading
Mastering Serger Techniques
Taking the Nonsense out of Knits
Oh NO My serger is SICK!
Care and Feeding of your machine
BIG colorful sharp photos of stitches and threads and examples.
I suggest you make a sample of each stitch your machine can do, staple the sample on a page and write down the tension and settings. Put these pages into a notebook. When you pull out your machine, you'll be ready to set it up without having to dig into memory to remember the last sewing session.
Sergers are phenomenal on knits, make children's clothes in literally minutes and finish raw edges on materials like cottons and linen quickly and beautifully. I sew summer skirts in 20 minutes with my serger but I would not be able to do that without having this resource book handy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful experience! Quick ship and will shop again.Published 7 days ago by Blue Eyed Country Girl
was not more helpful than book that came with my serger. Already had this information. Was looking for more, I am very disappointed with this book. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer