I recently got a serger.  (Yay!)  A Brother 1034D to be exact.

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I’ve never had a serger and never before used one.  Needless to say, I was a little nervous (but obviously, very excited) to use one.  It sat in the box for about a week while I read the manual over and over again.  Then I got a book (The Complete Serger Handbook) and read through that.  After a few more days of waiting, I dove in.

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I started with something simple.  Washcloths.  I picked up some inexpensive terry cloth at JoAnn’s (something fun for the kids).  I couldn’t believe how fast it was.  It was amazing!  I was instantly hooked.  Then two of my threads broke, so I had to rethread it.  (It came threaded from the factory).  After about 5 minutes of meticulous reading and working, it was re-threaded.  Definitely not as bad as people say.

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I was off again!  This time I tried my hand at a little doll skirt (pattern from Lil Blue BooTwirl Skirt) made from knits.  It was so fast to sew.  SO.  FAST.  or should I say SEW FAST?  Ugh.. Bad joke, I know.  But I’m just so excited.  While making the skirt I didn’t even notice I put the waist band on the wrong way so the seam is on the outside.  Oops.  Oh well.

Take two.

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This is my daughter’s favorite dolly from Corolle – she goes in the tub and floats.  She’s only 12 inches tall and her stuffing is all wonky now (from lots of love).  Making clothes for this doll is always a challenge.  So tiny.  It was so simple with this pattern and the serger.

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And, of course, my cute little one gets one too.

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Remember the moose shirt.  It’s my favorite of these.

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OK, here’s a version for me. . . . . . . Wait a second, now I match the dolls too.

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Can you believe it took me only 20 minutes to sew these four skirts?  Wow!  Sergers are fast!

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I’m off to do more sewing!

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  1. Sew glad you had sew much fun! Forgive the puns!

    It took me a while to get my serger out of the box too. But once I did – I love it! It makes so many things so much faster!

    Look forward to seeing what other fun projects you work on!

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