We recently hosted a 3-Day Serger Retreat at Humble Sewing Center. Our instructor was Joan Friedrich. She is a National Educator for Baby Lock, a Serger Expert, Designer, and repeat guest on the television show: Sewing With Nancy.
It was a wonderful event full of great ladies and lots of fun!
Our guests were able to bring their own Baby Lock Serger or try out the new Baby Lock Ovation serger. After seeing and experiencing the benefits of the new features on the Ovation, several ladies decided to trade-in and trade-up to the Ovation! It was a happy time for everybody!
Joan Friedrich is just Warming Up….
Below are a few pictures of samples that Joan Friedrich shared with us during her 3 day Serger Savvy Retreat. Some of her samples featured:
- sweatshirt makeovers
- crafty aprons
- ruffled quilts
- journal covers
- pillow covers
- and designer handbags
She is SEW talented!!!
Then, we got busy learning a TON of very handy, useful, and easy Serger techniques.
First of all, Joan is FUN!
Getting to Work:
Here are a few photos of Joan keeping us very busy learning lots and lots of great serger techniques:
A Moment to recognize Student Achievement:
Fun with SERGER CROCHET:
Joan shared her exclusive method for creating serger crochet. This beautiful accent can be added to clothing, home decor, and can even be used to make a one of a kind scarf! We can order you the instructional DVD if you like!
Yes, one sweet husband chose to join the fun! I think Joan LOVED his hat idea:
We learned so many things…. We even learned how to use one of the optional accessories to attach fold over elastic to a stretch knit. This will make the easiest elastic waist skirt, pants, or shorts ever!!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed our flashback to the Serger Savvy Retreat.
If you are kicking yourself for missing this one, I do have one bit of good news for you….
Joan has filmed a Serger Techniques video made up of 3 DVDs. The dvds include almost everything she taught during the 3 day retreat!
You can get this set from us! Just call for details! Humble Sewing Center: 281-446-1818
Thanks for reading!
Jenny Gabriel alter ego: StitchinJenny