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Serger Savvy II Boot Camp, Joan Friedrich, September 8th and 9th, 2023

September 8 @ 9:30 am - September 9 @ 4:30 pm


Curious about what a serger can do? Or do you want to learn more about a serger or even sharpen your serger skills?  This 3-day class is dedicated to helping you learn more about a serger whether you are novice or experienced.  Some of the techniques that will be covered are quilt blocks. ruffling, zipper insertion (regular and invisible).  Easy piping insertion, cover hem, decorative stitching, and flat locking.  Learn to do serger crochet by the original creator, blanket stitch, pin tucking 3 different ways.  Belt loop binder with elastic insertion, and wave stitch among other tips ad techniques.  Bring your Baby Lock serger or we will provide you with one.  This is a fun filled class.  The samples will inspire you to make more out of your serger or show what a serger will do for your swing needs.

Our classes are open to all makes of sergers.  Please remember Miss D’s sells Viking and Baby Lock machines and will be able to provide feet and supplies for those machines.  If you have another brand, bring all of your feet and material received with your machine.  If your serger does not have chain lock, we will have machines available capable of this stitch you can use.

Don’t have a serger but interested in learnng, just let us know and you can rent one for class.  Give us a call so that we can arrange for a machine for you.

Don’t have a Baby Lock.  Doesn’t matter bring your serger and you will be amazed how much you will learn.

What to bring to class: (Miss D’s has threads required for this class in stock.)

WonderFil Specialty Threads

  • Dazzle-Color DZ1000 450 yds. this will be put on a black background fabric.
  • Sizzle-Color SM101 Teal 180 yds.
  • Iron ‘n Fuse

Other threads

  • Decora by Madeira 1 spool color #1001 and #1000 this is black and white.
  • Elastic thread (Dritz)
  • 4 spools of black serger thread
  • 4 spools of white serger thread

Other supplies:

  • Baby Lock Serger combo or 4-thread overlock + coverstitch machine. All serger accessories that came with the machine including the cover stitch table, white screws, accessory pouches (2) and all the contents, telescopic thread guide and antenna, back spool stand and power cord.
  • All the attachments and feet you have for your machine. If you have the kits (16, 21 or the 29) that will be sufficient to bring.

General supplies

  • Scissors paper and fabric, snips that you’re comfortable with.
  • Seam ripper.
  • Paper tape
  • Ironing surface and small travel iron.
  • Needles: ELX705CF 80/12 and 90/14 –ELX705SukCF 80/12
  • Ruler about 3” x 24’’
  • Assorted color marking pens or pencils. One needs to be white.
  • Wonder Clip and pins.
  • A t-shirt this can be blank or an old t-shirt. It will be cut up.

Serger Savvy notebook from Serger Savvy 1 retreat.******

When: August 3st, September 8th and 9th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Time:  9:30 – 4:30 both days

Cost:  $200.00; fee includes light lunch (3 days) and instructor fee.

Kit Fee:  $45.00 to be paid to instructor; cash preferred.  Kit includes notebook with fabric samples.

Remember any items purchased at Miss D’s for class receive a 15% discount.  Please let us know in advance if you will need supplies, so that we can ensure we have what you need at hand.

Here is an introduction to Joan:  She enjoys all types of Sewing. She started sewing the age of 6. And has been sewing ever since. When she was in high school she took home economics and started sewing her own clothes. Joan sewed as a young mother and wife but did not pursue a career until the mid-80s. She learned how to quilt and started teaching guilt classes. In 1994 she bought her first Baby Lock serger. Joan learned to use the serger for piecing quilts, home deco projects and making clothes. In March of 2000 she became a National Baby Lock Educator teaching around the country. She likes all aspects of the sewing world has to offer these days. She has become a master of the serger and offers technique and project classes. Being a quilter for many years her love for quilting is very passionate. Some of her accomplishment are: being a guest on the Nancy Zieman show when she created Serger crochet. In 2002 she became a Certified Martha Pullen license instructors for Baby Lock. Teaching at the Nancy Zieman Sewing Retreat has inspired her to make projects for various levels of sewers. She resides on a working farm in northern Alabama.


Please note the start time of the class, out of respect and courtesy for all attending, plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early so that you might be set up and ready to go at the start time.  If you need any assistance moving, loading, and setting up your machine, please let us know.

Please note:  Classes must be paid in advance, you are placed on wait list until class fees are paid.  Cancellations will be accepted until 7 days prior to class, you may be offered the option of store credit or refund.  Miss D’s will work with you every way possible.  No refunds or store credit available after this date.


September 8 @ 9:30 am
September 9 @ 4:30 pm
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