Serger 1: Martha Pullen Online Licensing Course


Course Start Date:
November, 3rd

Due Date for 9 Projects:
March 6th, 2015

Course Instructors:
Kathy McMakin (bio)
Connie Palmer (bio)
Peggy Dilbone (bio)
Alicia Welcher (bio)

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You are invited to join an educational program which is beyond fabulous, well done and fun, fun, fun! You are invited to become a Martha Pullen Licensed Serger Teacher. Licensing is a unique experience that blends the love of sewing and serging with skill-building and business opportunity. Whether you want to teach or not, this online course just might be for you. With over 20 projects to download and videos to support the project instructions, you can hone your serger talents and teaching skills – in the comfort of your own home. The projects range from quilting and home decorating to totes and garment construction – for baby, children and ladies. A cover stitch serger is not required to complete the required projects and techniques for Serger I.This course will prepare you to give instruction on how to thread, identify parts and settings used for general serging methods, master tips and tricks for specialty serging techniques and use additional feet. In addition to all this serger licensing will include for you, a tried-and-true curriculum of over 20 fabulous serger projects. You will have licensing privileges from the day you submit and pass all required projects. This means that you can either make the projects for sale without limit or, if you are teaching, you can make as many copies of the project instructions as you need for your students.Projects in each licensing collection are unique to that particular licensing, so no one else will have your projects other than the students who are licensed in the same curriculum. If you choose to teach serger classes, holding a Martha Pullen Serger License just might open teaching doors that possibly would not be available to you.

Do you have to teach if you become a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher? No! We have many licensed teachers who never plan to teach. Some of our Martha Pullen Licensed teachers plan to teach at a later date.Of course some already have teaching jobs lined up since sewing machine dealerships are looking for serger teachers! Everyone is welcome to join our serger licensed teacher program!

If you have any questions about this course feel free to email us here!

Martha Pullen Serger 1 Licensing Includes:

  • Great how-to videos on techniques and projects (remain on the site for 2 years)
  • Round table discussion – class and kit pricing suggestions
  • Business ideas from Martha Pullen – where to teach, advertising yourself and promoting classes. These videos will remain on the site for two years.
  • A comprehensive look at sergers – how they work, threading, tensions, differential feed, and more.
  • Serger basics – tying on, tying off; inside and outside curves; inside and outside corners and 1/4” seams with both 3- and 4-thread overlock.
  • Over 20 project handouts for you to download and teach
  • Tips on how to improve your teaching skills
  • Special notions that make even the most difficult serging techniques easier
  • Teaching methods for all student types
  • Installing zippers with your serger
  • Creating and attaching piping
  • Serger piecing and quilting basics
  • Additional attachments
  • Plus much more!!!
  • Upon completion – receive a personalized Serger I licensing graduation certificate, signed by Martha Pullen. Plus receive the Martha Pullen teacher licensing logo for your website or business card as well as a digitized version of the teacher licensing logo.


  • Baby Bibs, Booties, Bonnets, Blankets
  • Knit Daygown and Jacket for Baby
  • Reversible Jacket – Child and Adult Sizing
  • Ladies Heirloom Blouse
  • Christening Gown and Slip
  • Two Totes
  • Several Pillows
  • Pieced Quilt (Rail Fence)
  • Heirloom Sampler Quilt
  • Ladies Nightgown
  • Serger Tassel
  • Christmas Stockings
  • Zippered Jewelry Keeper
  • Plus – Technique and Stitch Sheets

Who should take this course:

  • Sewists who want to improve serger skills
  • Sewists who want to teach sewing with a serger
  • Sewing teachers who are looking for a prepared, ready-to-teach curriculum
  • Sewists who always wanted to become a licensed teacher but could not afford the time or money
  • Sewists that want to become Serger I certified but require a flexible schedule
  • Sewists that love sewing and serging in their pajamas!

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Course Syllabus

  1. Download Licensing Agreement, Rules and Regulations
  2. Read, sign and upload the licensing agreement for our records
  3. Download and print the curriculum
  4. Download all patterns associated with the project handouts. Create full-size patterns by taping printed pages together in proper order
  5. Watch all videos
  6. Create, photograph and post required finished projects to the Teacher Licensing Blackboard System.

To Receive Your License:
Create, photograph and post the required projects by the designated date to the Teacher Licensing Blackboard System. Projects will be evaluated by the Martha Pullen Licensing Teaching Staff. Once your evaluation is complete, you will then receive your Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing Certificate. Remember, being certified does not mean that you are required to teach.

Required Projects and Techniques : Easy Pieces Quilt, Zippered Jewelry Keeper, Knit Baby Daygown, Quick Serger Blanket – Doll Size, Reversible Serger Jacket, Girls Bib OR Lacy Baby Booties, One Bonnet Of Your Choice, One Stocking OR Decorator Pillow, Sample Sew-outs of Beginning Serger Techniques.