It’s School Time – Serger School Time, That Is!

As summer starts to wind down, now is a great time to head back to school – serger school, that is! We’re bringing back our Serger I Online Licensing course Aug. 31, and we would love to have you join us. You all know serging is my favorite, so this course holds a particularly special place in my heart. Martha Pullen, Alicia Welcher, Peggy Dilbone, Connie Palmer and I spent a week in Ohio last year taping the class videos, and we’ll be along with you every step of the course to help you and answer your questions.

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Sweet baby projects

The curriculum in this course includes over 20 serger projects complete with written instructions / illustrations and accompanying how-to videos. We begin with a comprehensive look at sergers and cover all the techniques you need to know. We also share our favorite notions for easy serging and lots of tips on how to teach serging, just like we do during our in-person teacher licensing events. Because this is an online course though, you get to do everything at your own pace and on your own schedule!

In order to receive your teaching license at the end of the course, you will need to complete eight required projects as well as some beginning serger technique samples. The required projects in this curriculum include an easy serger-pieced quilt, a zippered jewelry keeper, a knit baby jacket and gown, a quick serger baby blanket, a reversible serger jacket, one bonnet of your choice, your choice of either a girls bib or lacy baby booties and your choice of a Christmas stocking or a decorator pillow.

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Zippered jewelry keeper

You’ll also receive a bunch of great bonus projects: an heirloom serger quilt, a boys bib, a blouse, a christening gown and slip, a cover stitch tote, a crazy patch tote, a nightgown, a serger tassel, a shadow work pillow, tailored baby booties and a T-shirt quilt.

What does it mean to be a licensed Martha Pullen teacher? It means that you will have shared copyright ownership of the class curriculum so you can in turn teach the Serger I projects in your own serger classrooms. If you’re not interested in teaching that’s OK too! We have many licensing students who just want to learn the techniques and receive a fabulous set of projects. Others plan to teach but at a later date. Of course some already have teaching jobs lined up since sewing machine dealerships are looking for serger teachers!

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Crazy patch and cover stitch totes

When we held our Serger I Online Licensing event for the first time last year, I asked a couple of our students to share their thoughts on the course. Here is what they had to say:

Barbara: “I am enjoying the class very much. I can’t wait to get to the serger blouse and the extra projects! They are all so pretty. I have had my serger for 18 years and never used it for anything but overlocking to prevent raveled seam allowances. I invested in a cover stitch machine in December that didn’t set the budget back too much to decide if I like 2 separate machines or if I like having 1 for everything. The quilt shop in my town is waiting for me to be certified and then we will set up the classes. I am very happy to be sewing. I returned to crafting about 2 years ago with hopes of having a business some day. Martha Pullen Co. has a great reputation and I am grateful for this opportunity. All of the help and encouragement is appreciated. The online class is good for me, as it is hard for me to concentrate in a group because I like to talk to everyone. You guys are top notch!”

Leslie: “I am nearing completion of the required projects and have to say I have enjoyed this tremendously. I have gained a great deal of confidence with my serger because of this course. The videos, the support, the community, all are incredible. Congratulations to MP and company for what they have accomplished. I plan to take the next licensing online as well, which should tell you that I value the experience highly and want to thank all who have made it possible.”

We would love to have you join us for this Serger I Online Licensing event. Click here to register or learn more about this course – on the site, you can watch Martha’s video invitation, view the course outline, read more student testimonials and much more.

If you’d like to join us for a live Martha Pullen event, we’re heading to Fredericksburg, VA Sept. 28-30 for a School of Art Fashion Boutique and then to Costa Mesa, CA for two more teacher licensings: Serger II Nov. 1-6 and Vintage, Classic, Contemporary Nov. 8-13. Vintage, Classic Contemporary is sold out, but we have a wait list available.

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Much Love to You All & May God Bless,
Kathy McMakin