Saturday, October 02, 2010

The Serger

I have been going nonstop since 6:30 this morning. Now I am too lazy to go back upstairs to get a photo of the new serger. It is a Brother 1034d. Took forever using the Walmart Site to Store option but it did finally arrive. In case you were wondering it is just under $200. So far I have just been practicing on it. But I do have a project picked out to work on first thing in the morning.

All the online reviews for any serger talk about how complicated they are to thread. Mine came pre-threaded with four different colors which I thought would be very helpful. I was going to change out each thread one at a time so I wouldn't mess it up. Well that just frustrated me even more. The video that came with it even suggested just knotting the new thread to the old to get it loaded correctly. I just ended up just pulling all the color coded threads and threading it with my cones of white. Worked just fine and should have done it hours earlier.

I even felt confident enough to remove the finger-thingy and the left needle so I could try a rolled edge. Worked great. It does so many different types of stitches using a miriad of settings on all the dials and knobs it is going to take a while to get used to it. As long as I keep the instruction book handy I think I will be fine.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I can't believe this serger is under $200.00. I always wanted one and this one seems to be fine to work with.... I like your Halloween Trick-Or-Treat bags a lot - so cute. I need to brush up my embroidery skills - thanks for the inspiration