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Make Friends with Your Serger!



Do you have a serger and are afraid of how to thread it? Want a refresher on serger basics? This is the class for you!
Taught by a serger expert, you'll spend two sessions getting to know your serger and how it is a great tool for your sewing projects.

In session 1, you'll learn how all the dials, buttons, and levers work and how to thread the machine.
In session 2, you'll create a sampler of all the different stitches your serger can create!

Both sessions are required for course completion.
Note: your serger must be in good working condition - this is not a repair class.

Class fees include a copy of the book Serger 101: A Field Guide to keep you inspired on your serger journey and muslin for the stitch sampler.

What to bring to class:
- Serger in working order with all tools and instruction booklets
- Cord and foot controller
- Basic Sewing Supplies: scissors, fabric marker, pins, ruler, seam ripper
- 4 cones of serger thread (4 different colors if possible)
- Extra serger needles


Class Policies

Attendance Agreements:

  • You acknowledge that crafting often involves the use of electrical equipment, irons, and sewing machines, as well as needles, scissors, and rotary cutters, and that the use of these tools includes risks that can lead to injury. You agree to release and hold harmless Needles & Bolts, LLC its instructors, and employees from any and all claims and liability related to any accident that may arise as a result of your or your child's participation in classes, workshops, or programs. You agree to first aid and/or medical treatment, should the need arise.
  • Each person who is planning to attend a class must purchase a seat.
  • Please be on time. We cannot accept students after 15 minutes before the start time of class. If you are later than 15 minutes and are not allowed into class, we cannot offer you a store credit or refund for the missed class.

Cancellations + Rescheduling:

  • All classes need a minimum of 2 students to run (except the "Make Friends" series). If a class has less than 2 students 24 hours before class starts, we will contact you and discuss moving your seat into the next available workshop or offer you a credit of the class amount paid to put towards a future class.
  • We do not offer refunds for classes unless Needles & Bolts needs to cancel for any reason. Store Credit or a transfer to another workshop is permitted. We do allow transfer of class credit to another student. We require a 48-hour notice of cancellation before the start of your class to receive a store credit. Please note that we cannot offer a store credit if you are within the 48-hour time frame. If you need to cancel a class or switch the date and the 48-hour deadline has not passed, please email us at hello@needlesandbolts.com to do so and we will be happy to help.
  • There are NO refunds, exchanges, or store credits given at any time for classes with out-of-town instructors and special guest instructors.

Additional Information

Parking:

  • Free street parking is available on Germantown Avenue, Carpenter Lane, Meehan Street, and surrounding side streets. Please note that even if parking is free, there may be an enforced time limit. You may need to walk a bit to get to the shop, please plan accordingly.

Mass Transit:

  • The SEPTA 23 bus from Market Street Station in Center City headed towards Chestnut Hill stops directly in front of Needles & Bolts.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner serger users encouraged!
Materials Included: Fabric for stitch sampler + a copy of the book Serger 101
Requirements: Serger in working order with all tools and instruction booklets || cord and foot controller || Basic Sewing Supplies: scissors, fabric marker, pins, ruler, seam ripper || 4 cones of serger thread (4 different colors if possible) || Extra serger needles
Instructor: Carol Ragin
Instructor Bio: Carol is a lifelong Mt. Airy resident. She has been a sewing instructor in the Philadelphia area for many years. She is a Trained Sewing Educator through the Home Sewing Association and studied Industrial Fashion Methods at Philadelphia University. Her favorite item to sew is garments but also enjoys machine embroidery and quilting. Teaching serger classes is her specialty, we like to call her the "Serger Whisperer" Follow her sewing adventures on Instagram @ceesews.
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Includes fabric for the stitch guide and a copy of the book Serger 101. Thread cones not included.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

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