Help your sewing machine and serger serve you as never before! Knowing all the ins-and-outs of every feature and a range of accessories, plus special tricks for doing those sometimes tricky jobs, will make sewing a lot easier. Go point by point through labeled photos of the machines. Meet the challenges posed by different stitches, threads, and fabrics. Perfect every technique, and try them out on projects ranging from simple chair covers to sweet dream pillows. With all these expert tips, sewing can become a joy. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK.
Everyone knows sergers can make nice smooth-edge finishes on any number of fabrics, but how many know that there are at least two dozens different presser feet and other attachments that enable many sergers to gather, blind hem, attach strands of beads, couch ribbon, make pin tucks, or neatly serge a curved edge to a straight edge? Sewing industry expert Joann Pugh-Gannon knows all about these nifty accessories, as well as the ones for regular sewing machines, and in Making the Most of Your Sewing Machine & Serger Accessories she uses her expertise to create 32 home decor and clothing projects, including chair covers, pillows, valances, aprons, blouses, and bags. Each set of step-by-step directions features a materials list and a detailed serger setup chart. The more involved wearables--hats, vests, dresses, jackets--call for store-bought patterns, though gridded patterns are included when needed for the simpler items. Note, however, that some of the machine accessories and setup information may not be strictly applicable to your brand of serger or sewing machine. --Amy Handy