Instructor

Yellen, Gail
Gail teaches classes and workshops across the country, including American Sewing Guild National Conferences, Puyallup Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Houston Quilt Festival, sewing machine dealers, and Craftsy. Virtual classes keep Gail connected with sewists around the world. She authored the book Serger Essentials Master the Basics & Beyond! Gail loves teaching serger basics as well as how to use specialty feet and attachments. She shares serger embellishments with decorative threads - a fun way to expand skills and create beautiful surface embellishments. Her patterns include many serger skill building techniques. Check out YouTube.com/GailYellen for free tutorials and free projects. Her Pinterest Board Serge Outside the Seams is full of serger pinspiration. For more information, visit www.gailpatrice.com.

Instructor Workshops

Coverstitch Workshop: Garment Stitching on the Serger, #19544

Stitching with Style
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The versatile cover stitch is a must-have for garment sewists, especially if you love the comfort and ease of knits. Using the cover stitch, you’ll use a variety of techniques, both conventional and creative. You will learn how to adjust tensions, stitch length, selecting the correct needle for your fabrics, and the variety of cover/chain stitch options.

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Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Decorative Serger Stitches, #19541

Stitching with Style
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Sergers aren't just for basic construction. After this hands-on workshop, your serger might become your favorite decorative tool. Flatlock stitching, fringe, the Raindrop Stitch (my new fave), and the Twice as Nice stitch, are all beautiful surface embellishments. And bold decorative threads amp up the stitches. You'll love every single one!

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Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Serger Essentials 101: Perfecting a Serger Stitch (First Offering), #19540

Stitching with Style
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced serger owner, this comprehensive, hands-on workshop is great for learning and perfecting all of your serger’s stitches. What makes the edge of a rolled hem roll? How can you avoid stretching the seam on your beautiful knit tee? Learn how and why to manipulate tensions and change differential feed for various fabrics. We’ll talk about the wide variety of beautiful decorative threads sergers allow us to use and see lots of lovely samples. You’ll leave with valuable information, samples, and the knowledge to tackle any serger project successfully.

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Serger Essentials 101: Perfecting a Serger Stitch (Second Offering), #19546

Stitching with Style
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced serger owner, this comprehensive, hands-on workshop is great for learning and perfecting all of your serger’s stitches. What makes the edge of a rolled hem roll? How can you avoid stretching the seam on your beautiful knit tee? Learn how and why to manipulate tensions and change differential feed for various fabrics. We’ll talk about the wide variety of beautiful decorative threads sergers allow us to use and see lots of lovely samples. You’ll leave with valuable information, samples, and the knowledge to tackle any serger project successfully.

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Serger Specialty Feet & Attachments, #19545

Stitching with Style
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Expand your skills and take your serger know-how to the next level. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll do with these serger specialty feet. Specialty feet and attachments for your serger can look intimidating. Not to worry! They’re highly engineered and designed to make your stitching easier and more accurate.These wonderful accessories require some patience but you’ll master them quickly.

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Tablet Zipper Case on the Serger, #19142t

Stitching with Style
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Carry your iPad or tablet in this beautiful Tablet Case. It's lined with fusible foam to cushion the tablet from impact. You'll use both cover/chainstitch and overlock decorative stitches on two center panels. Learn how and why to adjust stitch width, insert a zipper with the piping foot on a serger, and how to eliminate "ladders" when stitching through thick fabric layers. Gail’s built in lots of serger learning into this pattern plus you'll leave with a great tablet case! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Coverstitch Workshop: Garment Stitching on the Serger, #19544

Yellen, Gail
Friday
101C

The versatile cover stitch is a must-have for garment sewists, especially if you love the comfort and ease of knits. Using the cover stitch, you’ll use a variety of techniques, both conventional and creative. You will learn how to adjust tensions, stitch length, selecting the correct needle for your fabrics, and the variety of cover/chain stitch options.

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Decorative Serger Stitches, #19541

Yellen, Gail
Wednesday
101C

Sergers aren't just for basic construction. After this hands-on workshop, your serger might become your favorite decorative tool. Flatlock stitching, fringe, the Raindrop Stitch (my new fave), and the Twice as Nice stitch, are all beautiful surface embellishments. And bold decorative threads amp up the stitches. You'll love every single one!

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Serger Essentials 101: Perfecting a Serger Stitch (First Offering), #19540

Yellen, Gail
Wednesday
101C

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced serger owner, this comprehensive, hands-on workshop is great for learning and perfecting all of your serger’s stitches. What makes the edge of a rolled hem roll? How can you avoid stretching the seam on your beautiful knit tee? Learn how and why to manipulate tensions and change differential feed for various fabrics. We’ll talk about the wide variety of beautiful decorative threads sergers allow us to use and see lots of lovely samples. You’ll leave with valuable information, samples, and the knowledge to tackle any serger project successfully.

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Serger Essentials 101: Perfecting a Serger Stitch (Second Offering), #19546

Yellen, Gail
Saturday
101C

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced serger owner, this comprehensive, hands-on workshop is great for learning and perfecting all of your serger’s stitches. What makes the edge of a rolled hem roll? How can you avoid stretching the seam on your beautiful knit tee? Learn how and why to manipulate tensions and change differential feed for various fabrics. We’ll talk about the wide variety of beautiful decorative threads sergers allow us to use and see lots of lovely samples. You’ll leave with valuable information, samples, and the knowledge to tackle any serger project successfully.

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Serger Specialty Feet & Attachments, #19545

Yellen, Gail
Friday
101C

Expand your skills and take your serger know-how to the next level. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll do with these serger specialty feet. Specialty feet and attachments for your serger can look intimidating. Not to worry! They’re highly engineered and designed to make your stitching easier and more accurate.These wonderful accessories require some patience but you’ll master them quickly.

gailpatrice.com

Tablet Zipper Case on the Serger, #19142t

Yellen, Gail
Thursday
101C

Carry your iPad or tablet in this beautiful Tablet Case. It's lined with fusible foam to cushion the tablet from impact. You'll use both cover/chainstitch and overlock decorative stitches on two center panels. Learn how and why to adjust stitch width, insert a zipper with the piping foot on a serger, and how to eliminate "ladders" when stitching through thick fabric layers. Gail’s built in lots of serger learning into this pattern plus you'll leave with a great tablet case! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA