Back to my three words: I serged stuff! This week I took a class at a local sewing shop and (finally) learned how to use my serger! Sergers often have a sad fate; they are bought by ambitious and excited aspiring seamstresses and spend their lives tucked away in a closet somewhere. Why? Because they are freakin' intimidating! I've had mine for almost 3 months now and haven't done a darn thing with it save for setting it up and staring at it fondly.
The class was very helpful; I learned to thread the machine, recognize correct and incorrect stitches, troubleshoot, and serge inner and outer curves. I'm signed up for another one in October to learn rolled hems and a neat project to practice with. While it wasn't as difficult (or scary) as I originally thought, it was comforting to have someone there to help me when I screwed something up.
So, to all of you who have sergers stashed away in the closet gathering dust, pull them out, grab you instruction manual, and thread that puppy up! You won't be sorry you did.
I have such a long list of projects that I'm not sure what my first serger project will be, but as soon as the craziness of planning Charlie's birthday party subsides, I'll find something to make. :-D
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