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Learning New Skills

March 22nd, 2017

In the winter I spend a lot of time sewing. Last year, Mr Chiots got me this serger for Christmas. It’s a nice machine, I read through the manual and have used it a few times. Since the manual isn’t the greatest, I finally decided to purchase the Beginner Serging class from

I’m on lesson three at the moment and thoroughly enjoying the class and I’m learning a lot. The techniques I’m learning will definitely come in handy on some sewing projects I have planned in the coming weeks.

One of the things I really appreciated about this class was figuring out how easy it is to thread my serger. I’ve heard horror stories about how difficult sergers are to thread. In fact, I was at my local fabric store once and a lady was dropping off her serger to be threaded by the sewing machine repair guy.

Now that I’m mastering what I can do with my serger, I’m certainly looking forward to all the projects I have in the works.

What new skills are you learning this year?

2 Comments to “Learning New Skills”
  1. Ms. Tweetley on March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I have a three-thread Baby Lock serger that is so hard to thread that I haven’t used it in years. And I miss it for finishing seams on woven fabric projects. Maybe I should look into newer models.

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  2. Sierra N Hampl on April 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Very nice! I took a watercolor class on and really enjoyed it. It was nice to pause or rewind the videos as needed.

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