My good friend Sherrie, gave me her old serger, which really isn't all that old I don't think. She got a new-fangled Babylock a while ago that blasts air to feed the thread through so you don't have to thread it. Spiffy huh? lol Being such a great pal, she gave me her old one. She didn't even ask me to pay her for it. Just think, she could've asked me for a hundred dollars to buy a tank of gas or something!!!!! (Sad but true!!) But, lucky me, to have such a good buddy.
Monday I left work early to take a class on how to thread this baby. Little did I know that sergers are unlike any other machine I have ever tried to operate. Threading three or four spools of thread can be kind of tricky. In class, we did an overlock stitch, a rolled hem and another stitch you can use for garment sewing. I doubt I'll use that much but it was included in the lessons so I tried it. I'll probably use the serger for home dec. projects and finishing seams on simple clothing items. Tonight I'll try putting a rolled hem on this panel I found.
It's about card-table size. I thought it was so pretty, I had to buy it. Now I can serge the edges and wah-lah, a tablecloth!! :o)
It's my FAVORITE time of the year!!
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