Serging on the Edge
I'd purchased a serger as a companion to my sewing machine and looking to take my sewing to the next level. After checking out the DVD, I seriously contemplated returning it. I watched the DVD and instantly became mortified, the dvd wasn't clear and then thought there's no way I'm going to learn how to use that machine, let alone thread it.
The machine sat for week, I would look at it sideways, mumbling to myself... gurlll you know darn well you have no clue what you're getting into and again considered returning it. While looking for a dvd on jacket making, I remembered that I'd purchased a serger dvd by Palmer/Pletsch. After contemplating it a lil more, I finally decided that I needed to try it out first.
I sat down and familiarized myself with the machine and thought oh! that's cute that they threaded the machine, but in order to learn it I may as well pull all that thread out. I put in my dvd and as I watched it, I became a lil distraught when Martha mentioned she would not show how to thread the serger b/c every machine is different. Then nearly fell out of my chair when she mentioned that she would demonstrate how to thread the serger using the existing threads in the serger... DUH!!! I pulled out the dayummm threads.....uggh!
Well, I had no other choice but to pull out the manual and begin the process of threading from scratch, which took some doing, the lower looper was a real challenge.
I DID IT!!!!! YEAH!!! I need to adjust thread tension on the lower looper, but by gawdly... I got it!!!
With that taken care of, now I can move on to my next sewing project, which is pattern New Look 6516.