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From: MaryW
Date: 04-23-2004, 12:02 PM (1 of 3)
This lady wrote me, thinking I was in her area. If anyone can be of assistance, please email her privately. Thanks. :bluesmile

I purchased a Singer Serger at a garage sale and so far, have been unable to get it working so I can use it. I have been a sewer for years, so I am not machine illiterate. I would like to find someone who would give me individual instruction on how to use a serger for an hour or so.

I have tried several places unsuccessfully to get the name of someone who gives such lessons.

I live in the Kansas City area, and work during the day.

Recently, I have lost weight and find the need to take in knit clothing I own and know the serger is what I need to do that job. I am motivated to do this and time is of the essence.

Please let me know if you know where I can go to find someone I can pay for this service.

Lois Bredow <email address removed for privacy>
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: weB2cats
Date: 05-08-2004, 09:59 PM (2 of 3)
I can remember being so apprehensive when I first purchased my serger. But with the purchase came free lessions from the dealer. Now, it seems like I've been serger for years.

Serging is so simple and really a great time-saver. They are so easy to use. The only difficulty I had was in threading the machine. Fortunately, my machine (New Home Differential Feed) is color coded for easy reference.

Check yellows pages for a home sewing center near you. I bet you could take your machine in and they'd not only give your instructions, they may also have instruction manual sources.
User: weB2cats
Member since: 11-07-2002
Total posts: 232
From: MartySews
Date: 05-10-2004, 11:34 AM (3 of 3)
If you live in the KC area then there is a chapter of The American Sewing Guild near you. I would suggest that you contact the president and ask for help. She would be able to give you a list of folks who offer sewing classes in your area. Go to the website and under chapter locations, find your state and it will list the chapers with the president's name, email address and phone number. Hope this helps. Happy Stitching!
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User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
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