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Master Your Serger with Serger Expert & Author Nancy Bednar

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Master your serger during this 1-Day Serger event while creating a 3-Pocket Serger Travel Bag. Learn how to use basic overlock stitches in a fresh, new way while constructing a great project! Six serger techniques will be used to include rolled hem seaming, mini piping, serging on sticky fabrics, overlock zippers, and serger mitered binding. The finished project is a handy, multi-pocketed travel or accessories bag, perfect for whatever your needs are.

All fabric and supplies are included! All you need to bring is your own personal serger, a little thread, and a few basic sewing supplies shown on the supply list below. Limited to 25 students per day. Sign up early to guarantee your seat.

The Bonus Mini Project is a Serger Zipper Vinyl Bag, using just 2 techniques for handy little bags, great for gifting or storage.

Nancy Bednar is a sewing educator, freelance instructor, and author. A passionate sewer since elementary school, she has enjoyed both creative garment and home dec projects to bridal, special occasion sewing, but mostly a love affair with the serger. She has trained both sewing machine dealers and consumers alike with a special emphasis on garment stitching and creative machine techniques using the sewing machine and serger.

Nancy was a regular contributor to both Sewing and Serger Update Newsletters, published in Sew News and the Bernina publication Through The Needle. Her published books include Creative Serging: Innovative Applications to Get the Most from Your Serger, as well as The Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques and Silk Ribbon Machine Embroidery. In 2020 Nancy developed a line of creative serger project patterns teaching creative techniques using basic overlock stitches. Visit for more information on her exclusive pattern line.

Click here to order Nancy’s most popular serger book from Amazon

A native Midwesterner, Nancy creates in her studio outside metro Chicago with her faithful canine advisor. Always looking for a creative challenge, the best part of her job is helping others discovering their own creativity.

Fee: $99, plus a kit fee of $30. Kit includes fabric, pattern, and zippers.

Serger Travel Bag Student Supply List

A project kit has been prepared for you that includes the pattern and all precut fabrics, fillers, and notions. You will only need to bring a few sewing supplies and some optional accessory feet to class. A day filled with loads of hands-on serger stitching, tips, tricks, and overlock inspiration is promised to everyone. The project is easy, fun, and handy, you’ll want to make more!

Serger in good working order – either a 5-thread cover/overlock combo machine (preferred) or a 4-thread overlock machine.
Sewing machine in good working order with a non-stick presser foot

Needles: Size 80 Universal or ELX needles
Topstitch needle size 90
Threads: 4 cones of white or ivory good quality cone thread

SPECIALTY SERGER & SEWING MACHINE FEET: (optional—bring if you own)

For the Serger:
Large Piping Foot or Multi-Purpose Foot

For the Sewing Machine:
Non-Stick Zig Zag Foot (Bernina owners: Foot #53)

Flat, flower headpins
Wonder Clips
Scissors—both dressmaker and small, sharp-tipped
Long-handled serger tweezers
505 spray
Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
Notepaper and pen for notetaking

Bring a sack lunch – we have a refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker. We will be taking a one-hour lunch break giving you time to pick up lunch or walk over to the retail store. 

Questions: Email Nancy Bednar:


October 9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Heirloom Creations Event Center
4020 S Hawthorne Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105 United States