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Serger Secrets From America's Top Serger Experts
Techniques for Creating Great-Looking Clothes
Editor: Susan Huxley
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Item Code: 4W30925
Weight: 1.2 lb
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America's Top Serger Experts Share the Most Popular and
Innovative Ideas for Making Gorgeous Garments with a Serger.
and piping to quilting, shirring, and inserting a zipper-- this book has the step-by-step
instructions and detailed photographs sewers need to get the most from their sergers.
In Serger Secrets you'll find:
- 500 photos -- one for every step of
- 121 solutions to 39 problems you may have with your serger
techniques - all with step-by-step instructions
- Dozens of inspiring photographs
of completed garments
- 60 pages of expert advice to help you master your
About the Experts
Mary Griffin: You may recognize
Mary's name because she has published ideas and tips in Sew News, Sew Beautiful,
and The Experts Book of Sewing Tips and Techniques. She also presents sewing
and serging seminars and classes across the country. And for the past nine years
she has been a Singer Educational consultant.
Her career path started in
nursing, but a desire for change sent her back to school for an M.S. in textiles
and clothing. This is where she discovered the pleasure she gets from teaching.
Soon she was involved with both college and adult-education courses
helps sewers relax and have fun on their sergers while discovering a variety of
techniques. In her own words, "I draw on my own adventures in learning to
help my students get over their fears, and I like it that they always teach me
Pam Hastings: Years ago, who would have guessed
that an entire career would be launched when Pam stitched up Christmas gifts for
a family pet?
She won't divulge just how many years ago that was, but suffice
it to say that she's worked in the sewing industry for 18 years. The adventure
started when she graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire. After working
for various companies in the industry, she switched to freelance consulting several
She's been a guest on various television programs and has written
for publications. You might have read her book, Creative Projects for Machine
Agnes Mercik: Agnes has had a long and illustrious
career that spans the continents. She has received awards, written numerous books,
and has an active teaching schedule.
Her association with Bernina has taken
her around the world: regularly to many parts of the United States, plus Australia
and Hong Kong. In 1991, the company designated her "The Outstanding Sewing
Agnes has contributed to several successful sewing and
serging books and international sewing and craft publications. She was the main
writer and technician for Bernina of America's "The Advanced Serger Guide
and Supplement," and her design patterns have appeared in national ad
and consumer programs. Her latest book, Appliqué Innovations, has
opened up an exciting new world of machine-art expression.
Vivian: With many years of sewing experience, specializing in decoratively
serged garments and embellishments on uniquely pieced clothing, Linda is fondly
called the "Serger Lady" by those who know her best.
for years in the home decorating field and has experience in pattern making. Now
Linda owns her own business, Linda Lee Originals, and teaches serger techniques
through shops, guilds, and national conventions. In addition, she has published
a full line of patterns and educational materials on serging.
taught thousands of students to be comfortable with their sergers. Her goal is
to help everyone become knowledgeable and comfortable in the exciting world of
decorative serging. She has shared her knowledge on several PBS-TV shows such
as "Quilting for the 90's" and "Kaye's Quilting Friends,"
and many of Linda's designs have appeared on other PBS shows as well. She helped
organize the "Love Quilt Connection" and wrote for Serger Update.
She also contributes to a sewing machine company's educational materials.
loves the serger and helps others learn to love theirs as well.
Weiland: Barbara's lifelong passion for sewing began when she was a child.
From doll clothes to dresses, she's sewn them all.
Her early hobby led to
a B.S. in Textiles and Clothing from Colorado State University. She has held editorial
positions at Butterick Publishing, Palmer/Pletsch, and Storey Communications.
She was also the editor-in-chief of That Patchwork Place and the co-author of
numerous sewing books.
Her most recent book is Secrets for Successful
Sewing, published by Rodale Press. In this comprehensive book, Barbara explains
scores of sewing machine and serger techniques.
And excellent teacher, Barbara
has taught sewing workshops and contributed to other books, including the Singer
Sewing Reference Library series. Her work also frequently appears in sewing
magazines such as Sew News, where she was once the editor-in-chief. Now
Barbara is a freelance editor, writer and sewing consultant.