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Showroom Location:
713 Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

Phone: 760-739-8222

Showroom Location:
4606 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: 858-225-2739

SM Beginning Serger Garments w/Candace - Hoodie or Dress

You have a serger and perhaps a cover-stitch machine.  Now what? Join Candace each month to learn tips and techniques for using your serger to make basic knit garments. We will select a different garment each month and utilize time saving techniques to make serging easy and fun. This class is designed for the beginning serger but everyone is welcome to come join in this fun social serging class.

November's class will be a choice of the Unwind Sweater/Hoodie and the Add-on pocket patterns OR the new Lounge Dress pattern. They are both relaxed dolman sleeve patterns with several neck, hood, sleeve, and hem options. This is the perfect pattern to "mash" (mix and match with other patterns) Not interested in a dress, this dress pattern makes a perfect nightgown. Create something soft and warm for the winter months.

Fabric: Sweater Knit, French Terry, Rib Knits, Scuba, Wool, Stretch Velvet, ponte and most other blended knits work well for these patterns. You decide how warm or cool you want your garment to be. 

Pattern Emporium is an Australian company so set the price option to USD.

Print your pattern:  Click below to find information on how to print the PDF patterns and optional layers.  You will be printing the Pattern and the Tutorial files.  Make sure your printer is set for "actual size" or "100%" before you hit print. More info on printing pdf patterns: Print Your Pattern to upload your AO file to have it printed on a large sheet of plotting paper. 

Bring the following supplies to class:

  • Pattern printed and taped together.  There will not be time to do this in class.
  • Serger with power supply and foot pedal and threading chart
  • 4 spools of serger thread to complement your fabric choice.  Threads do not have to be the same colors but should complement your fabric.
  • Serger Feet: Standard Foot or Clear foot or Open-Toe Foot or Teflon Foot
  • Needles: ELx705 needles or Jersey/Ballpoint or Stretch needles size 80/12 or 90/14 (depending on your fabric)
  • Cover Stitch Machine for hemming bottom with 2 spools of serger thread that complement the fabric.
  • Sewing notions for cutting, marking, and pinning fabric
  • Clover Clips recommended instead of pins.
  • Double eye needle
  • tweezers
  • scissors
  • fabric glue (optional but helpful)
  • Pattern weights helpful for cutting out fabric
  • SewKeys E double sided fusible tape (green package) ½ inch to fuse hems in place before cover-stitching.
  • Fabric: see the pattern for yardage.  We used fabric from So Sew English Fabrics


Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Confident beginner. You must know how to thread your serger
Materials Included:
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Please be aware that AVS wants to keep our staff and students healthy. During this time, AVS will not be supplying classrooms with cutting mats, rulers, irons, ironing boards or rotary cutters. Please bring your own. All machines, tables and chairs will be sanitized BEFORE and AFTER each class. We ask that you sanitize your hands often, practice social distancing and wear a mask. Thank you!
You can register for any class in the store. If you are paying by credit card, you can register online, or phone (760-739-8222 or 858-225-2739). The registration fee for the class must be received to reserve your space. Most classes have a minimum number of students to run. If we do not meet the minimum number of students for the class three (3) days prior to the class, we will notify you that the class is cancelled. If your class is not held for any reason, you may transfer to another class or receive a refund. You may cancel for a full refund up to four days prior to the class. No refunds can be given within three days prior to a class.
Instructor Name:
Candace Trevino
Instructor Bio:
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SM Beginning Serger Garments w/Candace - Hoodie or Dress

$ 40.00
+ cost of Pattern