Sunday, December 6, 2009

Evolution

My husband didn't notice that the first serger turned into another serger, .....They do look alike don't they, he came into the sewing room and saw me working, .......phew.......he didn't say a thing.....I am SO bad.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Another new Serger


I took the Imagine back and got the Evolution! The Imagine is a fantastic machine, but it doesn't have the coverstitch that I have always wanted. This is probably the last serger that I will have in my life so I might as well make it top of the line.

I was happy when my daughter told me she wanted to learn to sew. Well, it is about time!! I think I will give her my old serger which is about 25 years old.

Today I made a knit shirt but it didn't turn out quite as good as the last one. The material is so fine and I have gained 10 lbs. It probably will look much better on my daughter, so Merry Christmas Amy.

I did spend 30 minutes on the treadmill today.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Baby Lock Serger


I got a new toy. I took out my 25 year old serger and it just couldn't serge on the fine interlock fabric that I bought. I spent 2 hours trying to fix the tension and it just wasn't working. I did some investigation on sergers and asked my Bernina Yahoo group about their preferences and the winner was Baby Lock without a doubt. I went to the store and the 2 sergers that I was interested in were the Imagine and the Evolution. The Imagine is a 4-thread, and the Evolution is up to a 8-thread. I took home the Imagine but the Evolution is playing with my head. All for one stitch which is the Cover/Chain Stitch. Does anyone have any opinions on either of these machines?

It sews like a dream without any tension changes. I don't know how it does it but you can go from thick fabric to very thin fabric and it does it perfectly. And to thread this serger is something else, it threads by 'jet-air'. Now that's unbelievable. The ladies at the store say that they serge when they quilt. I can't quite imagine that.......

The most amazing thing that I heard this week was that my daughter is just a tiny bit interested in learning to sew. She saw some 'arm warmers' that she thought were so cute. When she visits for Christmas, I will have to show her how easy those are to make on a serger! I can't wait to see her.