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Serger Basics (Online Sewing Class)

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Posted by: Helen near Sydney
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Posted on: 12/23/06 3:31 AM
Rating: starstar
Web site/URL: Serger Basics
First off I have to say I learned a lot in this class - everything I learned was useful for sewing garments and all the techniques worked. Straightforward things like how to start and stop, going over bumps and around curves through to French seams, rolled hems and lettuce edges.

I had more ‘duh’ and ‘aha!’ moments with this class than I have for a long time.

Getting there however, was tortuous. I would have liked more structure both before the class started and during it, maybe a timetable of which lessons to complete by which chat session and a list of exercises to try for each lesson. I felt I needed to sit down and reorganise the content before I could even start sewing.

In summary, I learned a lot in this class - I'm glad I took the class wnd will definitely improve my dressmaking by incorporating these techniques.
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thaiyal said...
'maybe a timetable of which lessons to complete by which chat session and a list of exercises to try for each lesson.' - maybe you can suggest this to Deepika or the instructor. I'm sure they'll welcome this wonderful suggestion.
12/24/06 6:29 AM
Mufffet said...
This class was very different than some I have taken here at PR. I think the lessons might be handouts from classes the instructor gives in person, and it might be a good idea to spend some time creating a syllabus and some structured lesson sequence for the "remote learning" that is a class on PR. I agree with the reviewer. I learned a lot, but found that unless you root through the material, you are not getting it in an order or with explanations that make it all flow flawlessly along. I have a couple of serger books, notably "The New Sewing with a Serger" from Singer, that helped with clarification of a lot of the material. Still, I found this class interesting and the instructor most gracious in her answers to questions.
12/24/06 1:00 PM
ElsaD said...
Thank you, Helen, for writing this review. I actually thought the class was well-organized. I took from the format that it was up to me how much I was going to learn or not learn. All the readings and exercises were up by midway through the class, if not earlier. A schedule of when to have specific exercises done may have made me feel I was behind whereas in the format it was, I learned at my own pace and knew it was up to me to get the reading done, try out the new techniques so I could benefit from the online assistance and chats.
12/27/06 5:59 PM
utz said...
I thought this class was great and would recommend it to who anyone who wants to learn about the serger, beginner or intermediate. I didn't think the ordering was confusing. I just went to the class and printed off the materials as they appeared and put them in plastic sleeves as suggested. Then because I had the time, I started with the first one presented and went to the next. I learned at my own pace, but because of the class I worked harder than without it. When I started I was a relative newbie, when I was done I was comfortable with my serger, could thread with a practiced hand, and had learned many techniquesI'm now using. I took the advanced serger class after that and worked thru the materials similarly. Lisa's classes (including Seams to Be) are not to be missed by people who want to learn stitch technique - most information I've seen no where else. And any question you ask on the class boards is thoroughly answered - and her answers show her vast knowledge of the subject. Not to be missed!
1/10/07 7:07 AM
BBoyd said...
I would have liked a little more information such as, did you have serger experience prior to taking the class. Even so, I think your comments are great and they helped me make a decision regarding taking the class. Thank you.
1/5/10 7:53 PM

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