Online Classes

Cocoon Cardigan: Serging for Rookies (BYOF) (Online)
Teacher: Deb Canham
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
Online Class
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $30.00
Learn to use a serger – or use a serger more confidently – in this “for Rookies” workshop. You’ll make a fun knit cardigan in the process, as you learn about basic serger functions, how to start and end seams, working with knits on a serger and construction tips including how to invisibly hem with a flatlock stitch and the blind hem foot. The project is the Cocoon Cardigan made from a downloadable pattern from Patterns 4 Pirates, which can be made either tunic length or as a short bolero style jacket using medium weight sweater knits. Bring your own fabric and pattern, see supply list and advance prep for details.

  • Student Maximum: 500
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Streamlined Sewing, Fashion Sewing, Experience the Serger, Sewing Efficiencies
  • Experience Level: Beginners welcome.
  • Advance Prep:

    This is a downloadable pattern which you will have to put together. It is possible to print only the size you need. For more information on this check out the video on Deb's website Look for Tutorials - Printing Out Patterns.

    Cut out the two fronts and back. Also remember to cut out the bands. These go around the whole edge of the jacket (2 fronts and a back band) and can be used on the sleeves too.

    Serger set to 4 thread overlock with thread to match fabric, Ballpoint needle size 80/12.



  • Supply List:
    Serger, 4 cones of serger thread to match fabric and Ballpoint needles size 80/12


    Fabric and pattern requirements:


    Buy the pattern download from this site


    Recommended fabric is light to medium weight sweater knit. If you go to this link you will find the right fabric:

    Please allow plenty of time for shipping.

  • Completion Level: Will complete the cardigan in class.
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