I never really realized how much I use my serger until it wasn't there anymore. Yikes!I took it to the Babylock dealer and they were having a fabulous trade in deal. I basically got what I paid for it 15 or so years ago. I hemmed and hawed (Not too long - just a little bit!) and, with my husband's encouragement took the trade in and got a new 8-thread chain stitch, cover stitch, wave stitch (whatever that is!) machine! I have been dying for a cover stitch machine!
|My new Babylock 8-thread serger!|
The coverstitch prep looks a bit more complicated and I haven't been brave enough or had enough time to attempt to thread it for the cover stitch yet. I am glad that the store owner offers guide classes for as long as you own the machine. I plan to head in for classes as soon as summer begins in just 2 short weeks (not that I'm counting! Ha!)
So our test project on the new machine was an adult version of the apron that a blogged about here - Butterick See and Sew B4585 . My daughter was putting together a "baking" themed gift for a friend who was getting married this weekend and the apron was the perfect finishing touch.
|One side of the apron. I love this cute retro fabric from Joann's|
|The flip side. |
There is actually a small dotted pattern on the teal fabric
that doesn't show up well in this picture
Such a satisfying project - done in an evening and a great teaching project for DD#2. (Yep! I've got 2 daughters hooked on sewing now! Yay!) The new serger worked like a dream. It is so much smoother than the old machine - maybe because I wasn't the best at having the old one in for regular service??
It also had a really bright light which is great for these old eyes!
This weekend my daughters and I are taking a class on making a T-shirt quilt. I'm planning to use some of my son's high school sports T-shirts to make the quilt. I don't get to sew for him too often any more and I've never made a quilt before so I am really excited to get working on this project.
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