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!