I recently got a serger. (Yay!) A Brother 1034D to be exact.
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.
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.
I was off again! This time I tried my hand at a little doll skirt (pattern from Lil Blue Boo – Twirl 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.
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.
And, of course, my cute little one gets one too.
Remember the moose shirt. It’s my favorite of these.
OK, here’s a version for me. . . . . . . Wait a second, now I match the dolls too.
Can you believe it took me only 20 minutes to sew these four skirts? Wow! Sergers are fast!
I’m off to do more sewing!
You will love having a serger!
I am so jealous!! That is great!! I want a serger but then again I am so afraid of it. Good luck!
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!