Book Giveaway: Successful Serging
Sergers are a wonderful tool that can give your sewing projects a professional edge. Successful Serging by Beth Baumgartel from Creative Publishing international is a great reference for everything related to these complex machines.
Successful Serging explains exactly how a serger works, its capabilities, and helpful troubleshooting tips. 150 color illustrations and photos explain techniques from basic edge-stitches, to cover stitch, to beading and couching.
Baumgartel’s book also provides easy-to-follow guides to choosing thread, adjusting tension for different types of fabric, serging on specialty fabric and creating beautiful decorative edges on a serger. Though the book is written so beginners can learn the basics, Baumgartel includes tips and techniques for sergers at all levels.
One of my favorite sections of Successful Serging is the extensive guide to troubleshooting your serger. I’m relatively new to serging, and I’m not always comfortable playing with the tension or adjusting the blades, especially if I’m not sure if it will fix the problem. The charts in Successful Serging are a great way to completely breaking my serger beyond recognition.
If you’re an experienced serger or just starting out, or even if you haven’t started yet, Successful Serging is a great tool.
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Helpful illustrations explain how to adjust your stitch width.
This helpful chart is a lifesaver when you're having trouble with your serger.
Successful Serging by Beth Baumgartel is a great book for anyone with a serger.