Stitchwise Smart Serging Bernina Academy
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Stitchwise Smart Serging Bernina Academy

Sergers are a must-have for anyone who sews. A serger can finish a project faster and cleaner than any other sewing machine, making it perfect for the busy home decorator who wants to get projects done quickly. Sergers also create decorative effects that make your projects look professional and beautiful.

Sergers are machines with three or four threads that stitch over or under each other to create a clean edge on fabric. They have many uses, from finishing seams on quilts to adding fringe to pillows and curtains, but they’re most commonly used by home seamstresses as an alternative to sewing knits with traditional sewing machines because they don’t stretch out like regular stitches do when you pull them tight while sewing something together — which makes them ideal for sewing stretchy fabrics like spandex!

You’ll learn how to create a rolled hem, insert piping, sew the pillow cover together and finish it.
In this class you will learn:

  • how to create a rolled hem on fabric
  • how to insert piping into your project
  • how to sew the pillow cover together with a serger

You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with other students about their projects or share ideas for what you want from your own serger.

Materials Included: Kit and Machine
Instructor: Sandra Swick
Instructor Bio: Sandra Larson Swick has the unique distinction of sending one of her prize quilts into outer space! The quilt was signed by more than one hundred former students of astronaut and Teacher in Space, Barbara Morgan, and traveled with her to the International Space Station in 2007. But Sandra is equally thrilled to share her passion for sewing and textiles with earthbound students of all ages and abilities! With degrees in education from the University of Oregon, Sandra blends classic teaching skills with spunky humor to present project oriented one-day or multi-day events and retreats that send participants home with fresh enthusiasm and inspiration. She?s a master instructor in not only quilting, but embroidery, garment construction, overlockers, and specialty projects and crafts. A certified BERNINA technician and international teacher, Sandra has more than 20 years? experience selling, sewing and teaching professionally with BERNINA machines, overlockers and embroidery software and design. She eagerly shares her extensive knowledge and experience, providing expert and individualized sales consultations to help customers select the perfect BERNINA machine that will launch them into their next sewing orbit. Sandra loves crisscrossing the United States as an eight-year veteran of the BERNINA Event Team, but happily returns to a log home she shares with her husband, two cats and an enormous fabric collection in the woods on the edge of Lake Coeur d?Alene, Idaho.
Includes kit, Lunch and use of machines

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Heavenly Stitches LLC
  • Ph: (419) 979-0218
  • 2696 Greely Chapel Rd
    Lima, OH 45804
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10a - 5p
    Thu 10a - 8p
    Sat 9a - 1p