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  • A¬†Walking Foot is essential because there are many tasks and fabric types that a standard presser foot can’t handle. For instance, sewing slippery fabric like laminated cotton and PVC vinyl is near impossible without a Walking Foot. You’ll also find thick fabric, or multiple layers (i.e. quilts) will shift if sewn with a general purpose foot. However, if you use a Walking…

  • Are you ready to show your serger some TLC? In this video, we teach you how to change the upper knife and lower knife of your Serger. Sergers, also known as Overlockers, are loved for their ability to quickly trim raw ends. Unlike sewing machines, sergers have two built-in “knives”. These razor-sharp blades are strong enough to cut through thick denim, yet…

  • Flannel, Flannel, Flannel… You can sew so many great projects using Flannel Fabric. It’s soft, warm, and surprisingly strong. However, it’s also deceptively tricky to sew. I say deceptively tricky, because way back when I was learning to sew, I thought sewing flannel would be as easy as sewing any medium-weight cotton fabric. I was wrong. When I sew Flannel, I spend…

  • Have you been longing to sew fleece? With fall here and winter in the works, there is no better time to experiment with fleece. You may have heard sewing fleece is difficult, but just like sewing any fabric, there are tips and tricks to taming the beast. In this video, we go over some basic tips and tricks I use when sewing…

  • Just like a sewing machine, your serger needs to be cleaned and oiled regularly. Remove all lint after each use and oil according to your manual. You don’t need any fancy tools. A simply lint brush or paint brush and sewing machine oil will do the trick. Do not use household oil or grease. Use only sewing machine oil. In addition to…

  • Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this episode, we will teach you how to use a Gathering/Shirring Foot on your serger. Gathering on your serger is as simple as switching your differential feed to 2.0 and increasing your stitch length. However, with the gathering foot, you’re able to gather fabric and attach it to a straight edge while finishing…

  • Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this episode, we teach you about the Lace Application Foot. This foot is great for applying lace and trim of any size to a raw or finished fabric edge. You can even attach lace to lace using flatlock settings. This foot has a built-in guide to protect your lace edge from the knife…

  • Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this episode, we’ll learn about another great presser foot – the Yarn Application Foot. This foot is really more of an all purpose narrow cord foot because it can attach any cord 1mm or less wide. Most people use it to attach clear cord to create a curly fishing line hem. However, it…

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