Fredericksburg, VA

Power Serge! (BYOF)
Teacher: Pam Damour
 
Monday, October 02, 2017
4:00 PM-7:30 PM
 
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
 
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
 
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $449.00
Materials Fee: $50.00

Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm    You use your serger to finish seams, and you love it! It’s fast, and can easily achieve a professional finish. But did you know there are many other techniques for which your serger will give you similar advantages? By combining functions (i.e. cutting and trimming in a single pass of fabric), your serger can continue to shave time off your projects and give you the advantage of easily handling a wide range of threads and fabrics, sometimes even better than on your sewing machine. Once you’ve explored and experienced Pam’s collection of creative and practical serger techniques, your creative options will expand, and nurture your ability to construct unique and beautiful things with confidence.

Join Pam Damour for these precious 2.5 days, serging your way to confidence and an explosion of great project ideas as you become comfortable with ways to get the most from your serger. You’ll add to your sewing and serging toolbox along the way, with tips for better, faster and more satisfying stitching.

Complete 4 projects while you’re with Pam, using as many of the techniques she shares as you like. Warm up with the BEST pillowcase method ever, then proceed to learn and incorporate additional techniques as you complete the rest of the projects, including a Clamshell Tool Caddy (you’ll quilt and install a zipper on the serger), a textured table runner (showing off surface design textures and piecing techniques borrowed from the quilt world) and a gorgeous pillow, featuring ruching, piping, a zipper and pintucks – all created with the serger.

Using just cover and overlock stitches, you’ll experience making ruffles and gathers, prairie points with a twist, serger lace, pintucks, pleated windows, quilting by serger and more. Add decorative threads to your creative tool kit, learn to adjust feed dogs and tensions for different fabrics and effects and truly enjoy your newfound serger creativity and confidence. Bring your own fabric for the pillowcase and clamshell tote - see supply list for details. All notions, plus fabrics for the other two projects are provided in your materials fee.


Itinerary:

 

Monday: Welcome 4-4:30pm; Class is in session 4:30-7:30pm

Tuesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-5pm; Optional Open Sew 6-8pm

Wednesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-4pm; "Graduation" 4:15-4:45pm

(Note: Only Monday time is listed on ticket, but your registration is valid for the entire event.)

 

As a part of your Boutique experience, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Early morning beverage service
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, with short program each day
  • Late afternoon snack on Tuesday
  • "Graduation" and light refreshments on Wednesday 
  • VIP General Admission 3-Day Pass to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
  • Treats, surprises and things you’ll really use
  • and more sewing fun than you can imagine!
In the Juki Serger Studio sponsored by Fabric Hut
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Accessories, Streamlined Sewing, Just for Fun, Home Décor, Gift Items, Quiltmaking, Embellishment, Piecing Techniques, Experience the Serger, Stretch Your Creativity
  • Experience Level:

    All experience levels welcome.

  • Advance Prep:

    Cut pillowcase fabrics to size; Body - 27 x 42 inch;  Hem - 12 x 42 inch; Optional accent  -  2 x 42 inch

     

    Itinerary:

     

    Monday: Welcome 4-4:30pm; Class is in session 4:30-7:30pm

    Tuesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-5pm; Optional Open Sew 6-8pm

    Wednesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-4pm; "Graduation" 4:15-4:45pm

    (Note: Only Monday time is listed on ticket, but your registration is valid for the entire event.)

  • Supply List:

    Paper scissors, sharp fabric scissors, small scissors or snips, straight pins, pencil, marking instrument (pen, pencil or chalk), seam ripper

     

    Fabric requirements: 

    For sewing caddy - 1/4 yard (or Fast quarter) of cotton fabric; 2 yards of 1/4 inch elastic; one spool of matching (can be decorative) thread

     

    Pillow case  - 3/4 yard quilt weight cotton for pillowcase body; 1/3 yard for hem; optional 2 inch strip x 42 inch WOF for inserted accent. 

           
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