2-day Serger Class with Milinda Stephenson
2-day Serger Class with Milinda Stephenson, Baby Lock Educator
by My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe
Dates: July 27-28, 2023
Where: Hyde Park City Building
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
EARLY BIRD PRICING: $199
REGULAR PRICING: $249
A two-day interactive class guides students through an in-depth introduction to Baby Lock sergers. Starting with properly threading and stitching many of the most commonly used stitches. Learn each technique and slip a sample into your notebook for future reference, then use those techniques to finish a lined computer bag and accessory bag. During this 2-day event learn the following techniques:
- Stitch length and width
- Rolled hem
- Narrow hem
- Serger piecing
- 1/4" seams
- Creating and inserting piping
- Creating and applying ruffles
- Wave stitch
- Inserting zippers
- Quilting with 2-thread narrow cover and chain stitch
- Creating straps with belt-loop binder
- Cover hem on knits
- Cover hem on wovens
About Milinda Stephenson:
Throughout her time as a Baby Lock Educator, Milinda made an important discovery.
"I’ve learned that people who sew tend to be smart, creative and determined. These are people who make the world a better place—they are givers—the majority of their sewing tends to be for other people. That generous spirit is contagious, and brings me so much joy!"
She said connecting with those people is her favorite part of teaching. "We are healthier when we are in community, and teaching engages me in this fabulous community of men and women who love to learn and love to sew."
Milinda started sewing since she went off to college and — as she readily pointed out — since her mom stopped sewing for her. She said she's been obsessed with sewing and design since then.
She said her favorite thing about sewing is the infinite possibilities it provides.
"It allows me to dream of all the things that can be created—those dreams are fabulous therapy—they help me move beyond daily problems and imagine what can be rather than what is," Milinda said. "And there is this wonderful physical benefit—sewing lowers your blood pressure! It is soothing and therapeutic."