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Gail Patrice Yellen - Counterpoint Jacket. All included.



Join the University of Sewing team and Overlocker expert Gail Patrice Yellen.  She will guide us through the Embellishing the Counterpoint Jacket.
Gail designed this pattern. Perfect no matter what Coverstitch machine you own.

You saw lots of overlock possibilities on Day 1. Now it’s time to discover the beautiful and functional cover/chainstitch. It’s one of my favorite stitches. (Okay, they all are!)

This easy to construct jacket is perfect for a variety of woven fabrics. Simple design lines make it the perfect garment to add your favorite serger embellishment techniques. With bold decorative threads in the chain looper, coverstitching and chainstitching can add amazing surface design elements that set a signature style on your one-of-a-kind jacket. Gail's trunk show will give you lots of ideas for a variety of looks.

Fitting and pattern adjustments will be done prior to class in the Preclass offered prior as a zoom or in person class.  When you sign up for this class you will be sent the info on the Preclass in a separate email. By class time you’ll have your pieces all cut out and ready to “doll up.”  As time permits, you will begin constructing the jacket in class.  We recommend you bring extra material to test stitches.

We will send you a picture of your fabric and thread choices, and lunch menu will be sent 1 week before class, once you sign up.

We included several linen, wool and denim choices so there is something for everyone.

Let us know in the "Notes" section, when you check out, which fabric choice you prefer.  You will find the "notes" at the bottom of the page under your contact info.  Give us a call if you need any help!


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: You should know how to thread your coverstitch machine. We can supply a coverstitch or combo machine for this event if you wish to try out either a Bernette or Bernina serger but you must let us know as soon as possible. There are a limited number of these available for this class.
Materials Included: 3 yards of material, decorative thread, and box lunch included.
Requirements: Student supply list: Basic sewing supplies, pins, Wonder Clips, marking pen, seam ripper, needles, serger cone thread If you are bringing your own serger: foot control, owner's manual, power cord, all machine accessories and feet.
Instructor: Gail Patrice Yellen
Instructor Bio: 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 (Zoom) classes keep Gail interactive 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. Creating innovative serger embellishments with decorative threads is 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.
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Price includes lunch, Pattern, 3 yards of quality material for your jacket valued at $60, decorative thread valued at $25. Each attendee will receive a 20% discount on anything at the University of Sewing the day class, except classes & Bernina machines.

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