Crafting

Let 'Serge It' help you finish those raw edges

Are you thinking about purchasing a serger? Or, do you own one but need a book to help you further understand how to operate it? Or, do you simply want to expand the list of projects you make with your serger? Well, if you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then look no further than the book “Serge It! 24 Fun & Fresh Projects to Sew With Your Serger” (Lark/$19.95).

Authors Jenny Doh, founder of crescendoh.com and former editor-in-chief of “Somerset” magazine, and Cynthia Shaffer, a quilter and creative sewer with a degree in textiles, start you out with the “basics (of) getting to know your serger,” “techniques and terms,” and  things like the “Anatomy of a Serged Seam.” There are also helpful tips on “how to use the book.”

Featured projects range from wearables to decorative accessories for the home. Among them are coasters, house shoes, a fish rug, a pleated and crinkled scarf, a pillow, an apron, a long straight knit skirt, a burping cloth, a belt, a laminated cotton tote and even a clock! Some projects can be made entirely with a serger, and with a variety of finished edges!

So,  in addition to that serger class you’re thinking about taking,  you might want to consider purchasing a copy of “Serge It” to have around for future reference.

For a chance to win a copy of the book, just email me at jbrown@detroitnews.com and tell me why you would like to be chosen the winner. Please put the word “serger” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address.

Good Luck and Happy Serging!!!