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The Serger Workout (Sewing Class Review)
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Posted by: CycleGal
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Posted on: 3/28/04 10:28 PM
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This class was held at the sewing workshop in San Francisco. It is a basic, get to know your serger class, or if you are thinking of getting a serger, is a great way to acquaint yourself with what a serger can do. She seemed to be familiar with every make and model serger out there! Bernina sergers were available for those in the contemplative stage.

She spent a fair amount of time discussing proper threading of both the serger and regular sewing machine ("flossing the thread through each guide") and taught us to feel the tension as the thread came out of the serger. She could tell if the tension for balanced stitches was off just by pulling on the thread as it came out of the loopers or needle. We fired up our sergers and made test stitches, and I came away with a much better knowledge of my serger's workings. I had taken the class where I bought the machine, but didn't fully understand the mysterious workings.

She also had a lot of useful information on thread, why the cheap stuff is just that, and that black & navy serger thread is weaker that other colors because of the dye.

She will offer Beyond the Serger Workout in May, second class in the series.

Thought this was a great class. If you are in the SF Bay area, the sewing workshop has a lot of great classes, from beginner to advanced.
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Jennifer shaw said...
Thanks, cyclegal. I was wondering about this class.
3/28/04 10:54 PM
Betakin said...
I enjoyed reading your review and am now enlightened about the dark threads being weaker because of the dye..I didn't know that. I hope you also post a review on your next class. I have been serging for years but find there is still much to learn and explore. Also, as the old saying goes.."Practice makes Perfect"
4/24/04 5:40 PM
CycleGal said...
Kylynne, I can't make the second class, too bad...I really would like do hone my serging skills!
4/25/04 9:57 AM
SerenaJ said...
Is "The sewing workshop i San Franciso" still operating?
9/2/09 2:25 AM
CycleGal said...
Yes. Here is the link:
9/3/09 9:43 AM

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