Online Classes

Heirloom Sewing by Serger: Neckroll Pillow Cover (BYOF) (Online)
Teacher: Alicia Welcher
Thursday, September 2, 2021
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
Online Class
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $39.00

Heirloom sewing isn’t just for the sewing machine, these timeless techniques are just lovely and can be done with a serger! Learn new skills as you create this beautiful neckroll pillow cover. It was featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Classic Sewing magazine. The techniques used include attaching lace to fabric, attaching entredeux to fabric and creating rolled hem pintucks. Neckroll not for you, that's okay. This project can become the front of a beautiful blouse or incorporated into a quilt that will be treasured for years to come.

  • Student Maximum: 50
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Just for Fun, Experienced Sewers, Embellishment, Experience the Serger, Stretch Your Creativity
  • Experience Level: All welcome
  • Advance Prep: 1. Print the instructions or have them available for viewing on a device. (Can be found by clicking File Link in confirmation email)

    2. Cutting and Fabric Prep: a. From the white batiste, cut the following: i. Two rectangles, 21 x 10 inch for the sides ii. Two rectangles, 19-1/2 x 5 inch for the ends iii. Two 1-1/2 wide x 21 inch long bias strips for the piping (these can be pieced) iv. Two 6 inch squares for practice (only if you did not purchase a kit) b. Do NOT cut any of your trims before class. 

    3. Serger Set-Up: a. Set the serger for a 3-thread rolled hem using three of the white spools of serger thread. Set the stitch length to 2 and the stitch width to 6.5/4. Differential feed should be on N or 1. 

    4. Sewing Machine Set-Up a. Thread the sewing machine top and bobbin with white thread.

  • Supply List:

    Please order the Optional kit directly from Alicia for $30-$50 plus shipping using the link below. Order at least one week before the class to allow plenty of time for shipping. (If you are ordering less than one week before the class, you are welcome to join the class as scheduled, and follow along with the recording once the kit has arrived as you will have access to the recorded class for one year.)


    You will need (if not purchasing the optional kit) 

     5/8 yard of white batiste, one 19-1/2 x 14-1/2 inch rectangle of colored batiste

     2 yards of 3-1/2 inch wide embroidered edging

    1 yard of wide entredeux beading (1/2-3/4 inch wide from entredeux to entredeux)

    1-1/4 yards of 2 inch wide embroidered insertion

    1-5/8 yards of white 1 inch wide lace insertion

    2 yards of 1/4 inch wide ribbon (21inch for center beading, rest for end ties)

    1-1/4 yard of baby piping cord (1/8 inch wide). 

    Supplies Needed with or without optional kit:

    Four spools of white serger thread, white thread for sewing machine, serger ruffling or gathering foot (optional), mini piping foot or zipper foot for sewing machine, temporary fabric marker, ribbon bodkin, Wonder Clips, Wonder Tape (optional), piping trimming ruler (optional), temporary spray adhesive (optional), Tiny sticky dots (optional).

  • Completion Level: All parts complete, possibly all complete.
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