First, the fun news. There's a new sewing studio opening up nearby and I've been asked to teach a serger workshop. Beehive Sewing is a cool new concept. They provide all the tools you need, you bring the fabric and ideas and get to work.
I get to play with this amazing Babylock serger, which is making my old Janome nervous that it may get replaced soon.
Teaching on this machine almost feels like cheating since threading is unbelievably easy and switching between regular stitching and rolled hem is as easy as turning a knob and removing a needle.
I was looking for an easy project for the class that would have broad appeal. My ideas generally relate to kids and babies, which might not appeal to everyone, so my super-smart sister suggested fabric napkins.I sifted through my scrap bin and whipped up a couple. I LOVE the way these turned out. So simple, yet so beautiful and practical. And really doable for a beginner.
I'd love some suggestions. What would you like to see in a beginner serger class?