We have a brand new online course we’re so excited to share with you: Sensational Serger Tote taught by Missy Billingsley! This course will walk you through creating a large and roomy tote completely by serger.
“Anybody that wants to take a course for a fabulous tote should take this course,” Missy said. “Everybody who’s ever made it, they love it. They always get compliments on it. They carry it for years.”
The Sensational Serger Tote features lots of great techniques. Missy said the idea for the tote design originally came together a few years ago when Baby Lock introduced their Ovation serger and wanted her to showcase some of the great features of the machine. It utilizes many great features of that machine and the Baby Lock Triumph, but it can also be adapted to many other sergers and sewing machine techniques as well.
The course starts at the beginning with an up-close look at fabric choices, notions and cutting the pieces necessary to make the tote. You’ll learn about decorative coverstitching and decorative threads. You’ll learn how to gather by serger, apply ribbon by serger and use a bias binder attachment. Next, Missy will show you how to add pockets to the lining, then how to put together the lining fabrics for the inside and the other fabrics for the outside. Finally, you’ll learn how to make straps (you can also purchase pre-made straps if you wish) and how to put the final seams of the tote together for the finished bag. As a bonus, Missy also demonstrates her famous and easy flower-making technique; it’s the prefect finishing touch for this tote bag!
“It may push you a little bit in some of the techniques,” Missy said. “But you know, you’re not going to learn unless you’re pushed a little bit, and so that’s never a bad thing!”
In addition to Missy’s complete step-by-step video tutorials, you will also receive a PDF that includes written instructions for making the tote. You can create as many versions of this tote as you’d like as you have fun with different threads, stitches and fabrics. The finished size of the tote is large enough to carry some laptops, so it could double as a briefcase or find its way in life as a beautiful purse.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Enroll in this course by August 21st and save $10 with code SAVE10TOTE.
Watch the video preview below for more about the course, and click here to learn more and register!