Monday, 23 June 2014

Book Review Serge It!

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Techniques AND projects for one of the most popular tools in the sewer's arsenal: Serge It! not only shows stitchers how to use this handy and extremely popular machine, it also gives them marvellous things to make with it. 24 fresh, modern and creative projects range from a sweet ruffle purse to cute puppets to fun fruit-themed trivets, all illustrated with ample how-to photos showing each step. Along with an informative basics section, this guide provides plenty of creative ideas to revitalise your approach to serging.

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Lark (7 Jun 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1454707801
ISBN-13: 978-1454707806

About the Author
Cynthia Shaffer is a quilter and creative sewer who earned a degree in textiles from California State University, Long Beach. She was the president and designer of a company that specialised in the design and manufacture of sportswear and her work has appeared in numerous mixed-media, quilting and paper craft books and magazines. Cynthia's books include Stash Happy: Appliqué and Stash Happy: Patchwork. Cynthia lives with her husband Scott, two sons, and beloved Boston terriers in Orange, CA. For more information, visit her online at or


Stash Fabric Gift Wrap With Tags
Circular Ruffle Scarf Set
Child's Bloomers
Laminated Cotton Tote
Kid's Fish Rug
House Shoes
Composition Book Cover
Peek A Boo Pillow
Upcycled Sweater Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
Fruity Trivets
Ruffles Purse
Ombre Hexagon Burp Cloth
Vinyl Lunch Bag
Tuxedo Tee
Wonky Log Cabin Clock
Wrap Tie Top
Playful Puppets
Groovy Ring Belt
Long and Sleek Skirt
Pleated And Crinkled Scarf
Under the Sea Jellyfish
Retro Chic Apron
Wired Flower Wreath

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Serge it! should be in everyone's sewing library.  This book is well written, the instructions are very clear and the photograph's in this book are beautiful and clear on how to make the 24 projects.  There are a few projects in this book that require you to have your sewing machine at hand as well as your serger, but most of the projects in this book are made from start to finish using just your serger.
The book starts of with the basics which they advise you to read before jumping in with the projects.  I think the basics section of the book is filled with information that can help you not get so intimidated when it comes to you and the serger!
Once you have read through the basics section in this book along with your owner's manual to your serger, you are ready to pick a project in this book and just begin.
This book is more for someone that already has a serger and is too scared to use it or for someone that is thinking of buying a serger. The projects are fun to do and there are some lovely projects in this book and I am sure your confidence will grow when it comes to using the serger by the time you have completed your first project.

Serge It! is available from Amazon

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