SewShelly.com is my new website

I have a new website where I intend to have more content and classes available for you. This website, sewshellyquilts.com, will be around until I get all of the content moved to the new site, sewshelly.com, then it will go away. Subscribe to sewshely.com and get this free pattern and video tutorial for a darling zipper bag with a vinyl window. This is easily made with a serger or a sewing machine. I show you how to insert a zipper with a serger and how to sew with vinyl. #BERNINA #sewshellyquilts #sewshelly #serger #fatquarterfriendly #sewing #sewingtutorialforbeginners #sewingtutorial

Binding with fusible thread on a serger.

Using fusible thread in the lower looper while attaching binding is a great help. After sewing it on you can fuse it in place to hold while machine or hand stitching. In this I also show you how to turn the corners neatly and close the ends.

Securing and or removing a chainstitch

Let me show you how easy it is to secure a chainstitch or coverstitch so it stays locked in place when you need it too. It is also easy to find the correct thread to pull so that the chainstitch or coverstitch just zips off. This is a great way to sew together a muslin when making a garment so that you can easily remove the stiches to adjust for fit. Whatever you need these stitches for these are a couple of techniques you need to know.

Stitch in the Ditch of your binding after serging it on with fusible thread in the back.

After serging the binding on my quilt with fusible thread, I stitch in the ditch with 100wt Invisafil by Wonderfil. Of course, any thread can be used for this but if you want your stitching to virtually disappear this is the thread to use.

Binding with fusible thread on a serger.

Putting the binding on a quilt with fusible thread is a great technique to add to your bag of stitching tricks. The fusible thread goes into the looper and when you finish stitching the binding on the front you then turn the binding to the back against the fusible thread and press. Awesome way to attach the binding. In this video, I will show you an easy way to start and finish the binding. How to stitch off the corners to make the miters perfect and easy to turn and how to find the correct width of binding to cut. Let me know how you like it!