Successful Serging: From Setup to Simple and Specialty Stitches

Inhaltsverzeichnis

WHY CHOOSE A SERGER?

 

About the Serger

WHAT IS A SERGER?

The Serger and the Sewing Machine

Serger Capabilities

Anatomy of the Serger

Needles

Knives

Presser Feet

 

SERGER THREAD

Buying Thread

Color and Weight

Decorative Threads

Working with Decorative Threads

 

THREADING MADE EASY

Threading from Scratch

Threading by Tying

Rethreading Looper Threads

Threading Success

 

Serger Stitches

THE PERFECT STITCH

Stitch Length

Stitch Width

Adjusting the Stitch Width

Differential Feed

Presser Foot Pressure

 

BALANCING THREAD TENSION

Tension Controls

Adjusting for the Overlock Stitch

Perfect Stitch Tension

Tension Adjustments

 

BASIC SERGER STITCHES

Stitch Types

Edge-Finishing Stitches

Rolled-Edge Stitches

Seaming Stitches

Combination Stitches

Cover Stitch

Starting to Serge

PREPARATION

Safety First

Test Sample

Starting and Finishing

Stitching and Trimming Fabric

Securing Thread Tails by Machine

Securing Thread Tails by Hand

Removing Serger Stitches

 

STITCHING TECHNIQUES

Edge-Finishing Conventional Seams

Basting

The Basic Serger Seam

Preventing Puckered or Stretched Fabric

Serging Corners

Serging Curves

Serging Circular Edges

 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

Gathering

Specialty Seams

Applying Elastic

Hemming

Inserting a Zipper

Rolled-Edge Techniques

Cover Stitch Techniques

Flatlock Techniques

 

Embellishments and Specialty Fabrics

DECORATIVE SERGING

Beading

Couching

Chain and Braid Trims

Decorative Edgings

Heirloom Serging

Shirring

Topstitching

Ribbing Bands and Edges

 

SPECIALTY FABRICS

Knit and Stretch-Woven Fabrics

Sheer Fabrics

Lace and Other Textured Fabrics

Heavyweight and Bulky Fabrics

Fake and Real Fur

Slippery and Satin-Finish Fabrics

 

Quick Fixes and Tips

Top Ten Secrets to Success

Troubleshooting Guide

Machine Care and Maintenance

Buying Guide and Considerations

 

INDEX

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Beschreibung


This "at your fingertips" reference contains hundreds of techniques and tips for making the most of the serger, or overlock, machine—a versatile and speedy tool for stitching garments and home decor.

Readers will learn how the serger works, the many styles available, and the variety of functional and decorative stitches possible. There are also easy-to-find-and-follow charts—of thread choices, must-have accessories, and best stitches for a range of fabric types. This book is an easy-reference collection of basic techniques, tips, and helpful information for anyone who is learning about or already owns a serger.

Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

01.10.2009

Verlag

Quarto Publishing Group

Seitenzahl

128

Beschreibung

Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

01.10.2009

Verlag

Quarto Publishing Group

Seitenzahl

128

Maße (L/B/H)

26/23/2.2 cm

Gewicht

519 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-1-58923-461-1

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  • Successful Serging: From Setup to Simple and Specialty Stitches
  • WHY CHOOSE A SERGER?

     

    About the Serger

    WHAT IS A SERGER?

    The Serger and the Sewing Machine

    Serger Capabilities

    Anatomy of the Serger

    Needles

    Knives

    Presser Feet

     

    SERGER THREAD

    Buying Thread

    Color and Weight

    Decorative Threads

    Working with Decorative Threads

     

    THREADING MADE EASY

    Threading from Scratch

    Threading by Tying

    Rethreading Looper Threads

    Threading Success

     

    Serger Stitches

    THE PERFECT STITCH

    Stitch Length

    Stitch Width

    Adjusting the Stitch Width

    Differential Feed

    Presser Foot Pressure

     

    BALANCING THREAD TENSION

    Tension Controls

    Adjusting for the Overlock Stitch

    Perfect Stitch Tension

    Tension Adjustments

     

    BASIC SERGER STITCHES

    Stitch Types

    Edge-Finishing Stitches

    Rolled-Edge Stitches

    Seaming Stitches

    Combination Stitches

    Cover Stitch

    Starting to Serge

    PREPARATION

    Safety First

    Test Sample

    Starting and Finishing

    Stitching and Trimming Fabric

    Securing Thread Tails by Machine

    Securing Thread Tails by Hand

    Removing Serger Stitches

     

    STITCHING TECHNIQUES

    Edge-Finishing Conventional Seams

    Basting

    The Basic Serger Seam

    Preventing Puckered or Stretched Fabric

    Serging Corners

    Serging Curves

    Serging Circular Edges

     

    CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

    Gathering

    Specialty Seams

    Applying Elastic

    Hemming

    Inserting a Zipper

    Rolled-Edge Techniques

    Cover Stitch Techniques

    Flatlock Techniques

     

    Embellishments and Specialty Fabrics

    DECORATIVE SERGING

    Beading

    Couching

    Chain and Braid Trims

    Decorative Edgings

    Heirloom Serging

    Shirring

    Topstitching

    Ribbing Bands and Edges

     

    SPECIALTY FABRICS

    Knit and Stretch-Woven Fabrics

    Sheer Fabrics

    Lace and Other Textured Fabrics

    Heavyweight and Bulky Fabrics

    Fake and Real Fur

    Slippery and Satin-Finish Fabrics

     

    Quick Fixes and Tips

    Top Ten Secrets to Success

    Troubleshooting Guide

    Machine Care and Maintenance

    Buying Guide and Considerations

     

    INDEX