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We love launching into long-term sewing projects as much as the next person, but trying to fit them into a busy schedule can be tough. If you're itchin' to create but only have an hour of free time, don't fret — we've got projects for you.
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Woman Using Serger on Blue Fabric
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Sure, you read (or at least skimmed) the manual that came with your serger. But let's be honest: there are a lot of stitches and thread options to choose from. So it's no surprise if you still feel a little stumped over exactly which stitch to use with the fabric you have on hand and the project you're ready to tackle.
Bluprint
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If you're looking for a quick and gratifying sewing project, knitwear is an excellent place to start. After all, knit fabrics are pretty easy to fit and usually don't need fiddly closures. With knit fabrics there's not a lot standing between you and a garment that's so comfortable you may never want to take it off.
Andrea Brown
woman sewing pink fleece with sewing machine
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Fleece has a fabulous way of making even the laziest armchair athlete feel like an Olympian. The best thing about fleece — besides its awesome colors and extreme coziness — is that anyone can wear it, and not just when it's skiing or snowboarding weather. (Think freezing-cold movie theaters in summer.)
Linda Reynolds
Close-up of black spools on serger machine
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Many people who like to sew can get by — no prob — without a serger. But once you try sewing with a serger, you'll never go back.
Maris Olsen
orange and yellow towels on white background
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Friendly or fancy, inexpensive or kinda pricey, terry cloth gets the job done whether you're sewing towels, a fluffy bathrobe or a super cute summer outfit.
Julia Garza
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Look — and feel — good when you work out! Serge your own activewear wardrobe that’s tailored just for you.
Melissa Fehr
Melissa Fehr
Coverstitch Techniques: Seams & Hems
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Find out how to work with fashion fabrics using a coverstitch machine, or the coverstitch feature on your combo machine. You'll create seams and hems that go beyond the basics, making the most of both chain and cover stitches.
Coverstitch Techniques: Necklines
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Wrap up class by learning to coverstitch for ready-to-wear neck bindings. Linda introduces her favorite method for two modern raw-edged neck bindings. The possibilities for fashion details are endless!
Stitch Types & Serger Basics
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Meet author, designer and sewing expert Linda Lee and begin by unraveling the differences among overlock, flatlock, chain and cover stitches, and the machines that make them. Linda helps you choose your machine(s), then shares tips on basic serger stitching.
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