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Best Serger Books You Should Enjoy

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Serger books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. First Time Sewing with a Serger: The Absolute Beginner s Guide–Learn By Doing * Step-by-Step Basics + 9 Projects (2019)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoyStart by learning how a serger works, the many styles available, and the roles of various parts and accessories. Get a detailed overview of the variety of functional and decorative stitches you can make, plus must-have threads, tools, and notions. Next, familiarize yourself with how to thread your serger, set the stitch size, and use it to start and end seams, sew curves and corners, and more. You'll use these essential skills to make the nine fun, easy garment and home decor projects–skills you'll turn to again and again to create your own professional-looking pieces!…
Author(s): Becky Hanson, Beth Ann Baumgartel

2. The Complete Serger Handbook (1998)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoyAn expert teacher explains the serger, from start to finish! This comprehensive guide is for everyone, from the novice taking the machine out of the box to the experienced user looking for a refresher. It’s a reference, an instructional guide, and even an inspiration. With humor and years of experience, author Chris James answers questions on threads and threading, which stitch is which, setting the tension, mastering the controls, learning the techniques, working with knits, rolling hems, flatlocking, troubleshooting, and so much more….
Author(s): Chris James

3. The Serger’s Technique Bible: The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative Stitching (2014)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoyFor fast and professional edging, hemming, seaming, and decorative stitching, you simply can’t beat a serging machine. This all-skill-level book is the perfect guide to make sure you get the most out of your new machine (or out of that old serger that you’ve never got the hang of!). Photographs and step-by-step instructions guide you through the essential techniques, showing you how to set up your machine, how to adjust the settings to get the best results on a range of different fabrics, and how to edge your fabrics quickly with perfect results. Try out different feet for your machine to help with…
Author(s): Julia Hincks

4. Serger Essentials: Master the Basics and Beyond! (2015)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoyUse your serger to its full potential!The serger is the most versatile tool a sewist can use, capable of hemming, seaming, decorative finishes and more. Too often, sergers are used for finishing edges and nothing more, simply because “it’s too complicated to change the settings.” Author Gail Yellen is here to demystify the serger and help you get the most out of your machine! By familiarizing yourself with the various components and how they affect the stitch, you’ll tackle new stitches and techniques with a new enthusiasm.Features: Advice on threading, tension, differential feed, and needles relevant to all models; tips for using…
Author(s): Gail Patrice Yellen

5. Serge With Confidence (2006)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoyLearn to Serge with Confidence!Expand your skills beyond those using a traditional sewing machine to discover these ease and versatility of creating wonderful projects with a serger instead. Renowned author and sewing expert shows you everything you need to know about serging through easy-to-follow instructions featured in Serge with Confidence.First build your confidence by learning the basic techniques and tools needed on your way to serging success, and then put those skills to use by creating one of the many showcased projects.Whether you are a beginning…
Author(s): Nancy Zieman

6. Sewing with Sergers: The Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing (Serging . . . from Basics to Creative Possibilities series) (2004)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoyAn introductory guide to the serger machine and basic serging techniques. It provides information on the function of a serger and instructions on machine maintenance along with step-by-step guidelines on sewing straight lines and curves, turning corners, and creating professional-looking seams….
Author(s): Pati Palmer , Gail Brown , et al.

7. Sewing Essentials Serger Techniques: sewing secrets for getting the most from your serger (2015)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoySewing secrets for getting the most from your serger. If you own a serger, or are contemplating getting one, then you’ll want to learn all the techniques, tips, and tricks for mastering this specialized sewing machine. Sewing Essentials: Serger Techniques, an instructional guidebook and DVD workshop combo, is about to take your skill to the max. Thoroughly covered in a book and DVD package. Read the informative guidebook for detailed yet easy-to-follow written steps, accompanied by over 200 vivid photographs. Watch the DVD as popular instructor and sewing expert Pamela Leggett demystifies the serger, making it more…
Author(s): Pamela Leggett

8. Serger Secrets: High-Fashion Techniques for Creating Great-Looking Clothes (2001)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoySerger Secrets is the best serger sewing book you’ll ever own!Mary Griffin, Pam Hastings, Agnes Mercik, Linda Lee Vivian, and Barbara Weiland, America’s top serger experts share the most popular and innovative ideas for making gorgeous garments with a serger.From pintucking and piping to quilting, shirring, and inserting a zipper–this book has the step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs sewers need to get the most from their sergers. In Serger Secrets you’ll find:* 500 photos–one for every step of every technique* 121 solutions to 39 problems you may have with your serger* 58…
Author(s): Mary Griffin

9. A Beginner’s Guide to Overlockers, Sergers & Coverlockers: 50 Lessons and 15 Projects to Get You Started (2018)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoyHem and finish all your garments and accessories like a professional! This practical and comprehensive book helps you master all the functions and applications of your overlocker and coverlocker, from the simplest to the most complex. There are 50 beautifully photographed step-by-step lessons and 15 lovely projects to apply your knowledge and help you realize your sewing goals. You can make a dress, a T-shirt, a shoulder bag, a playsuit and more. There are 15 gorgeous projects to make including cushions, shoulder bags, soft toys and quilts. Full-size, fold-out patterns accompany…
Author(s): Clementine Lubin

10. The Serger & Overlock Master Guide (2014)

 Best Serger Books You Should EnjoyThis is the most comprehensive and up to date book about sergers available covering all skill levels from basic to expert. Although advanced topics are covered the book is easy to navigate and understand. Many people find threading a serger to be difficult, so an entire chapter is dedicated to threading and basic use. The book goes on to cover advanced topics such as troubleshooting, adjustment, maintenance & repair. Covered in-depth are adjusting tension, stitches, decorative stitches, needles, feet, thread and more. From home sergers to industrial…
Author(s): Clifford L Blodget

Best Serger Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some serger books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Sewing knits from fit to finish: proven methods for conventional machine and serger

Author(s): Lee, Linda
ID: 2713732, Publisher: Creative Publishing international, Year: 2018, Size: 23 Mb, Format: epub

Serger Sewing Basics

Author(s): Zentgraf, Carol
ID: 2701150, Publisher: Annie's Sewing, Year: 2015, Size: 75 Mb, Format: epub

Introduction to Combinatorial Homotopy Theory

Author(s): Francis Sergeraert
ID: 2162138, Publisher: , Year: 2013, Size: 643 Kb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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