Overlocker Techniques with Gail Yellen

Overlocker Techniques with Gail Yellen

April 25-27, 2022 | 8:30AM TO 4:00PM Central Time

Join Gail Yellen for three unique retreats on overlocking covering Serger Essentials, a table runner and Coverstitch. Please note you may sign up for these workshops individually or as a package! Single days are $175, Three days is $499.

Please note you may sign up for these workshops individually or as a package! Single days are $175, Three days is $499.

Serger Essentials - Day One
Whether you’re a novice or experienced serger owner, this comprehensive, hands-on workshop is great for learning and perfecting all of your serger’s stitches.
What makes the edge of a rolled hem roll? How do you avoid stretching the seam on your beautiful knit tee? How and why to manipulate tensions and change differential feed for various fabrics. You'll learn this and more!
We’ll talk about the wide variety of beautiful decorative threads sergers allow us to use and see loads of lovely samples. Students will leave with a workbook loaded with valuable information, samples and the knowledge to tackle any serger project successfully.

This full day workshop is geared for all skill levels of serger owners. 

Serge It! Table Runner with Gail Yellen - Day 2
The Serge It! Table Runner is the perfect project to experience the decorative and utility stitches of your overlocker as you create a lovely table runner. The kit includes the pattern, fabric (cut and ready to serge), coordinating decorative thread.

Coverstitch Workshop with Gail Yellen - Day 3
The versatile cover stitch isn’t just for hems. In this workshop we’ll insert a zipper, create an amazing flat fell seam, finish an unbound neckline and you’ll finish stitching “in the round” without losing one single stitch. When you hem knit garments, is your cover stitching wonky with irregular stitch lengths? You’ll learn an easy solution for a perfect “over the hump” cover stitch. We’ll compare the triple, wide, narrow cover stitches and the chain stitch too. 

For all classes, students should bring: Basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins, seam ripper, chalk or favorite marketing pen, pen or pencil. A kit (including fabric and workbook) is provided. Kit fee.

About Gail
Gail teaches classes and workshops across the country including American Sewing Guild National Conferences, Puyallup Sewing & Stitchery Expo, sewing machine dealers and Craftsy. Zoom classes have been a way to virtually stay connected with sewists around the world and her workshops and lectures are always in high demand. Gail authored the book, Serger Essentials Master the basics & beyond! And you’ll find her free Serger Tip Clips on YouTube.com/GailYellen.

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