So yesterday, I finally got to play around with my serger. I think this machine is about 30 years old. It was most likely purchased at a garage sale to be fixed up by my grandfather who loved to fix broken things. You wouldn't believe how many sewing machines, sergers, clocks etc. my family found in his house when he passed away. He had an amazing gift.
I keep fiddling around with this machine and getting completely frustrated with my thread coming out of its track. These things are not fun to re-thread. So with my tweezers close by for easy threading, I pulled out my machine and went to town. I figured out that I just need to be patient with the old thing. I can't treat it like I do my trusty sewing machine. A steady constant pressure on the foot gives it a nice even serge - too fast, or stopping along the way makes my machine skip stitches.
I made something for each member of the family. I got a wool scarf, Andy got a serged hankie - pocket square and the boys got place mats. I'm looking forward to using this thing to possibly make my first dress this fall. I can't believe how fast I can make things with this serger - the projects below took barely any time to make.
My goal is to make *something* that isn't a bow tie each day this week and share them with you. I have so many projects I've been dying to try.
wow, this is awesome…you are unbelievable girl!
Ellie, this is totally off topic, but I just realized/saw that you and I have the same hair now that my three pregnancies took away a good bit of my curl. Please email me when you can and tell me how you care for it. Seriously, I’m like a little girl that needs her mommy to tell her how to care for her hair. I don’t even own a hairbrush.
Looks great! You inspire me to want to sew more! Is there a way you can inpire my kids to give me a little time though??
Rock on! I’m jealous!
Ascot / Day Cravat!