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How to Use A Serger – NEW Online Course

How to Use A Serger

learn the basics & beyond with Katrina Walker!

learn how to use your serger

In this Sulky Serger Sewing Session, Katrina Walker will teach you all about how to use a serger. You’ll learn everything from serger anatomy to basic stitches to decorative applications and more. Plus, Katrina will show you how to make a couple holiday home décor projects solely with a serger, using a jelly roll and gorgeous thread. Sign up before the Session is active and get $5 off your registration fee!


This Serger Session includes 5 Lessons, with multiple sections within each Lesson to navigate through at your own pace. With five video tutorials and extra instructions within each Lesson taking you through the steps, you’ll feel confident no matter your skill level. Whether you are in the market for a serger or have one collecting dust in your closet or use one occasionally for seam finishing, you’ll expand your skills and get the most out of your serger with Katrina guiding your way.

how to use your serger stitches to make

Learn how to use a serger at your own pace, with one lesson per day or all five at once. Sew a little each day and schedule your lessons to fit your schedule, or sew a lot when you have a chunk of time. It’s up to you!

On 9/27/21, the Lessons will be available for viewing at your own pace. Post your comments on the Lesson pages and join the Serger Sewing Session Community (added to your Library when you register) to interact with other members of the session as well as our support staff.


  • Anatomy of a Serger – what are all the parts and what do they do?
  • Serger Buying Guide – free printable!
  • Threading a Serger – we’ll take the fear out of threading and help you understand manual threading vs air-threading & how to set up thread spools
  • Basic Seam Finishes – learn seam finishes you will use most often and how to determine if the stitches are balanced
  • Basic Hem Finishes – up your hem game with professional finishes
  • Decorative Seaming Techniques – go beyond functional applications and use decorative stitches for fun effects
  • Serge-as-you-go projects – Learn a fun technique for making holiday home décor, such as a table runner, place mat set, pillow trio and more. serger pillow project
  • The Holiday Jelly Roll pattern is included with purchase of the Session! Our Holiday Jelly Roll Kit includes enough fabric to make several projects that coordinate for the holidays!

serger projects to make


  • 5 instructional videos featuring Katrina Walker for each Lesson within the Session
  • Extra printables, reference materials and/or downloads for each Lesson within the Session
  • Serger Session Community to interact with fellow registrants and Sulky support staff
  • Comment section for each lesson
  • Jelly Roll Home Décor Pattern included for all registrants – a $4.99 value!


serger kit

The Holiday Jelly Roll Kit is not required to attend, but it is available for a special price to all Session attendees for a limited time.
The kit includes:

  • Kona Cotton Holiday Jelly Roll (enough fabric strips to make two home décor projects shown in the Session)
  • Sulky Thread – 3 spools of Rayon Vari-Reds Thread
  • Organ Needles – eco-pack of Organ ELx705CR needles, size 90/14



Grab Katrina’s book to learn even more about what your serger can do!

Serger 101 book

“See” you on September 27, 2021 when the Session is active! (Note: This is not a LIVE event, so it’s available to watch and interact with any time after 9/27/21, and stored for future reference.)

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!


    • Ellen March

      Hi Barbara,
      Katrina doesn’t go into the coverstitch in detail with this Session. There is a section on hemming, but it doesn’t include coverstitch (she just mentions that a coverstitch is another option). We do plan to do more Serger Sessions in the future, so I will add this to the list of content to include. Thank you!

    • Ellen March

      Hi Linda,
      All of the content is active now! It is 10am ET, but we build in a little wiggle room in case we have to troubleshoot anything once the content is activated. I apologize for the confusion!

  • Linda Peck

    Hello, I do not see my serger class on line anywhere and it was supposed to start today. I downloaded a special jelly roll pdf, but there is no video instruction class anywhere to be found I am enrolled in this class. Thank you.

  • Linda Peck

    Hello Ellen, I am trying to get into my serger class and my password is not recognized. Also, when I request a new one Sulky does not send me the reset email. Could you please help me with this? Thank you.

  • ellenkmarch

    Linda, I just sent you a password link via email. If you do not receive it, please check your spam folder as well. If it is still not there, please reach out at and we will get it straightened out.