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Stitch It! Sisters Clever Coverstitch Bag – Stitching Tutorial

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.comClever Coverstitch Serger Bag Sewing Project on Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and guest Pam Mahshie, Overlock Business Manager for BERNINA USA. Today we’re sharing how to cut, prep, and use coverstitching on outer bag front and back. Plus Shop Our Fall Savings Sale now thru October 31, 2023 and Save up to 33% off Select Products and Fabrics in store at the Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio in downtown Beaver Dam WI, and online at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

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Sign up today and reserve your spot for a Live In-Person Clever Coverstitch Bag Workshop

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on BERNINA L890 and L860 Sergers at The Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio,

Wednesday, November 29; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seating is limited!

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Watch Stitch it! Sisters Clever Coverstitch Serger Bag Program 312

Learn how to make our Clever Coverstitch Bag–designed by Pam–completely with an Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Serger! Stitch our beautiful Clever Coverstitch Bag while learning serger settings for: 4-thread wide and narrow overlock seaming with fusible thread, coverstitch single needle chainstitching for serger quilting, narrow coverstitching with decorative threads, and wide coverstitching for construction!

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In this video, we’re stitching Pam’s Clever Coverstitch Bag–completely on a BERNINA L890 Air-Threading Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Serger!

BERNINA L890 Air Threading Serger available at The Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio in Beaver Dam WI

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Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

 Cut Fabrics and Supplies

  • Cut two 10″ x 16″ rectangles from Daisy Delight fabric for outer lower bag front and back.
  • Cut two 1-1/4″ x 22″ rectangles from Daisy Delight fabric for handle accents.
  • Cut two 12″ x 16″ rectangles from Domino Effect White on Black fabric for bag lining.
  • Cut two 3″ x 16″ rectangles from Domino Effect Black on Black fabric for upper bag front and back.
  • Cut two 2-3/4″ x 22″ rectangles from Domino Effect Black on Black fabric for bag handles.
  • Cut two 3″ x 16″ rectangles from Pellon Flex-Foam 1- Sided Fusible for upper bag front and back.
  • Cut two 10″ x 16″ rectangles from Pellon Flex-Foam 1- Sided Fusible for lower bag front and back.
  • Cut two 1-1/4″ x 22″ rectangles from Pellon Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible for bag handles.
  • Cut 1 yd. Jumbo Rickrack for outer bag decorative trim.

Daisy Delight Fabric

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Domino Effect White on Black Fabric

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Domino Effect Black on Black Fabric

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Pellon Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible Foam

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Fuse Fabrics to Pellon Flex-Foam

  • Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse Pellon Flex- Foam to wrong side of 10″ x 16″ rectangles from Daisy Delight fabric – for lower outer bag front and bag back.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse Pellon Flex- Foam to wrong side of 3″ x 16″ rectangles Domino Effect Black on Black – for upper outer bag front and back.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse Pellon Flex- Foam to wrong side of 1-1/4″ x 22″ rectangles from Daisy Delight fabric – for bag handles.

    Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Mark Bag Components for Stitching

  • Using a Frixion Marking pen, and a 6″ x 24″ ruler, mark a center stitching line 1-1/2″ from bottom long edge, on wrong side of 3″ x 16″ rectangle upper outer bag front assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Repeat step above on upper outer bag back assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Using Clover’s Chaco Liner, and a 6″ x 24 ” ruler, mark a 60° diagonal stitching line on right side of lower outer bag front.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Continue marking parallel lines at 1-1/2″ apart.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Rotate ruler and mark 60° lines in opposite direction.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Repeat marking steps above on lower outer bag back

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Convert Machine to Single Needle Chain Stitch & Stitch Lower Bag Quilting–we’re showing stitches on a bernette b68 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Serger.

  • With fabric right side up, stitch along marked lines using a single needle chainstitch–aligning marked line to center guideline marking on the toe of the presser foot, rotate and continue stitching on all marked lines, from anchor swatch onto bag lower front.
  • Rotate and continue stitching on all marked lines onto bag lower front.
Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com
  • Optional: Stitch from lower bag front assembly directly to lower bag back assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Repeat step above with lower bag back assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Stitch Upper Bag Decorative Center Stitch

  • Leave machine set for single needle chain stitch and replace standard overlock thread (black), thread chain looper with Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Thread (white).
  • With 3″ x 16″ rectangle upper bag front assembly wrong side up, stitch along marked line with single needle chainstitch, aligning marked line to center guideline marking on presser foot toe.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Repeat steps above with 3″ x 16″ rectangle for upper bag back assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Convert machine to a 3-Thread Wide Coverstitch.

  • Insert a size 90 Schmetz Chrome Topstitching Needle into right needle position.
  • Insert standard overlock cone thread (black) into both needles and chain looper.
  • With fabric right sides up, “kiss” one long edge of front upper bag assembly to one long edge of front lower bag assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Flip bag front assembly over and re-stitch over previous coverstitching.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Repeat steps above and attache upper bag back assembly to lower bag back assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Stitch Upper Bag Decorative Stitches

  • Convert machine to 3-Thread Narrow Coverstitch.
  • Move needle to center needle position.
  • Insert Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Thread (yellow) into chain looper.
  • With bag assembly wrong side up, stitch along long side of center chain stitching – using the width of the presser foot as a guide.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Rotate bag assembly, roll the bag assembly as shown. and stitch second decorative stitching line.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

  • Repeat steps above and stitch decorative narrow coverstitch stitching lines on bag back assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

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Change both needle threads to coordinate with Rickrack!

  • With bag front assembly right side up, stitch Rickrack to bag, guiding presser foot down center bag seam.
  • Do not cut threads.
  • Lift presser foot and insert  bag back assembly right side up.
  • Stitch Rickrack to bag back assembly.

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Following pattern or video instructions, create and attach bag handles, add lining, and complete your Clever Coverstitch Bag!

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Clever Coverstitch Bag Serger Sewing Pattern by Pam Mahshie available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com“Have you ever wondered if your serger can do more than just seam finish the edge of fabrics? Our Clever Coverstitch Bag is a fun sewing project made completely on a serger/coverstich combo machine. Take your serger beyond the edge and discover the many ways your serger can be used creatively as well as functionally!”
— Pam Mahshie, BERNINA USA 

Sign up today and reserve your spot for a Live In-Person Clever Coverstitch Bag Workshop

with Pam Mahshie

on BERNINA L890 and L860 Sergers at The Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio,

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