Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Knits, Jersey and Stretch....Oh My!

I bought a serger. After years of coveting them at the fabric store, I finally broke down and bought one. I have had it for 6 weeks. It is still in the box.

I'm a little intimidated by it. It has 4 spools of thread for crying out loud! That's a lot of thread. So my first class is tonight and it will come out of the box and see the light of day, get threaded and hopefully be nice to me. I can't wait to make some cute things out of knits. They are so comfy and stretchy and impossible to work with on a regular machine. Thus, my love of the serger...new fabrics to horde.

My first project is going to be a little skirt for my daughter. Since the whole potty training regimen started, skirts and dresses are in high demand at this house....easy up and easy down! Then I want some new pajama pants...and a skirt for me...and a knit top with a boat neck that I cannot find anywhere in any store (believe me, I have looked).

Ah yes.... the unfinished project list will be growing soon.

Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

Karla Ross said...

AH! It sounds like we have a similar philosophy about our clothes being COMFY! Congrats on the new serger!

mary moon designs said...

I received a serger for a christmas gift 2 years ago.It sat in the box for a long long time.
I convinced my husband to watch the vhs video and learn how to thread it.After hours and hours and hours of practice,WE gave up and it went back in the box.