Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sergers, But Were Afraid to Ask

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s October meeting will feature a talk on “SERGERS: Everything You Want to Know” with Barb Habers of Field’s Fabrics on Wed., Oct. 5, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:30pm.  

Barb Habers likes to say that if the sewing machine is your regular oven, sergers are your microwave.  There are some things you don't want to do with your microwave, but who wants to heat up a pan of soup in the oven?  A serger is an add-on machine which cuts, seams and overcasts the fabric all at the same time with speeds up to 1500 stitches per minute.  Speed, beauty and ease of operation are why she has a serger in her sewing room.

Habers is Vice President of the local American Sewing Guild, the Tulip City. She has taught sewing for 20 years. She sells instructional sewing DVDs on her web site, www.stitchwoman.com. Habers also produces a sewing show on the local Holland MacTV called "Sew Help Me" for the past 8 years.

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild invites anyone interested in the textile fiber arts to their monthly program meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Holland Area Arts Council. Guests may attend a speaker’s meeting for $5.