Yup, I sure did get a new toy! And I’m so excited for it!!
It’s a serger!
I played around with it for a bit before getting started. It wasn’t as bad as I expected it would be.
The threading part was a bit intimidating at first, but I could do it with my eyes closed now! Well, okay maybe not with eyes closed. ;) As I experimented, I admit there was some words flying around every time my lower thread broke (still not sure why it was breaking). Took me a while to figure out the tension settings, but I’m getting the hang of it.
I love that I now can give my raw edges a professional looking finish… and it does it fast! I used to use a zig zag stitch… what a world of difference in speed! This was one of the reasons I wanted a serger.
The second reason was the rolled hem. Several patterns that I have worked with (I work with kids’ patterns mainly) ask for a rolled hem. A rolled hem is so much faster to do than the traditional hem. Also, I love the look of a rolled hem.
I read a serger can do all sorts of decorative edges, so I look forward to some more experimentations!
Do you have a serger? If you do have one, do you have any pointers for me? Send them my way if you do!
Now let’s find out who won last Wednesday’s giveaway! The lucky winner is….
ENTRY #17 MARY N.