Serger Basics with Jo Ann


When: Monday July 16th, 2018
Start Time: Arrive at 8:45 am to set up, class will start at 9:00 am and end at about 3:00 pm

Location: Springfield Store

Cost: $40.00 (includes fabric kit)

Minimum: 1 student

Maximum: 6 students

Supplies: listed below

Age Range: all ages

What to expect.......

This class will give you a basic overview of how to operate your serger while exploring different techniques, threads, fabrics and special projects. Each student will be required to supply their own serging machine. While Shawn's does have a few classroom machines, it is extremely important to learn how to operate on your own machine. Any make and model of serger can be used as long as all of the necessary accessories and manual are brought with the machine. Feel free to bring a snack and covered beverage for lunch. There will be a lot to get done, so there will only be time for brief snack.



  • 4 different colors of CONE thread (light to medium, no dark colors)
  • or 4 CONES of thread with at least 2 different colors 
  • A serger with all necessary accessories (foot control/power cord and all accessories)
  • Owner's manual for your machine
  • Scissors for trimming thread and fabric
  • Pens/pencils and notebook to take notes if desired 


What to do before class......

Please make sure to review and familiarize yourself with the parts of your machine and its accessories before class. Jo Ann has extensive knowledge about serging and has worked with a variety of machines, but every machine operates differently depending on the brand and model. Familiarizing yourself with your machine before class will not only help you understand the material better, but it will also help Jo Ann troubleshoot any potential issues. In addition, it is advised that you read your manual to understand the importance of oiling, maintenance and changing needles as well as the steps to take to complete these tasks on your machine.  

Please contact Shawn's Sewing Center for registration and payment information. 417-885-1242

*Payment will be at the time of sign up. Payment and registration must be done before the class starts. In store payment must be made during Shawn's Sewing Center's operating hours (Mon-Fri 9:30 to 5:30, Sat 9:30 to 3:00). Credit card payments can be made online through email or over the phone, but check and cash payments must be made in store.