Sew ready for this weekend…

Posted by on February 8, 2013 at 9:54 am.
Serger machine:  Brother 1034D

Serger machine: Brother 1034D

I should receive my serger tomorrow.

Hopefully learning how to use the serger machine won’t be too difficult, I’ve done my homework and have viewed numerous You Tube Tutorial about this particular machine and have already read the owners manual. Some folks have complained that it can be tricky to thread a serger machine, but judging by the videos related to threading the Brother 1034D I really shouldn’t have any issues.

I ordered my serger from Amazon. Since I’m an Amazon Prime member I receive free shipping. I didn’t want to wait until Monday to receive the order. I like to order new electronic items towards the weekend since it gives me a chance to test them out. With everything that goes on during my week with my schedule and my daughter’s I’m not always able to do this. I bumped that up to one day delivery, so tomorrow should be here! As an Amazon Prime member, it only cost me  $3.95 to upgrade to one-day delivery.

 

French Seam

French Seam

 

I don’t like unfinished seams and so all the items I create look as pretty on the inside as the outside. French seams were one of the first ‘finished seams’ I learned to make and I can still remember the excitement I felt when I made an outfit that included them. I was in my teens when I learned how to do those.

serged seam

serged seam

 

I adore french seams but I realize that with certain fabrics a different finish, such as a serged seam, would be better. That’s one of the reasons why I ordered the serger. Most sergers will cut the fabric as they are fed under the presser foot. This machine is small so it won’t take up too much space in my sewing area. Eventually I will have to purchase a bigger sewing table  that will hold all my sewing machines.

I have some minor purchases to make and have saved that trip for tomorrow so my daughter can join me on our little adventure. I’m taking her to a fabric warehouse, it’ll be a first for her and as much as she loves all type of fabric I know she’ll be in fabric heaven. I do know how much I’m willing to spend so I won’t be deviating from my budget. She’s also excited because I told her once I’m comfortable with the serger, she’ll be allowed to use it also. She’s already using my Brother SE-400. Naturally she’s already designed some outfits  for her Monster High dolls that she wants to test out on the serger machine.

 

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5 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    I should start ordering from Amazon again…it’s been a while. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your weekend!!!! I posted a silly photo of me with a knit hat you might like (on my blog today)

    I should take another photo of the hat I wore today, too!
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, It was a while for me too, I started back when I picked up a few Monster High dolls for my daughter and an Elfquest book. I didn’t have a reason to buy anything so that was why I wasn’t ordering from them.

    Love the knitted hat, but I’m sorry to say I was overwhelmed by the cuteness of your little doggy that I forgot to mention how much I liked your picture/hat. 😉
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  • curls and q says:

    Q – Have fun with the serger! I love mine. I also love Amazon Prime!! It’s how I checked out all of the Harry Potter books to read on my Kindle — for free!
    curls and q recently posted..Teaching the Young

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    Opal Reply:

    It’s a lot of fun @curls and q,
    Oh that’s right there are added perks to having an Amazon Prime membership… I almost forgot about those. 😉
    Opal recently posted..Playing with tension on the Brother 1034D

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