More serger fun today! After I unpacked my new machine, I decided to invest a decent amount of time in learning how to use it properly. I had never used a serger before (except for a quick and ill-fated attempt a few years ago), and I was legitimately concerned about breaking one of the very many moving parts that I had just invested so much money in. So, I took a methodical approach and worked my way through the entire user manual, page by page, until I had explored all the capabilities of the machine. How delightfully nerdy!
I decided to share my samples in a Sew Skillfully post, because (a) I haven’t done one in a while, and (b) I learned a TON of new skills during this process. My eyes have really been opened to the inner workings of a serger and all the wonderful things it can do, yay! I hope you enjoy reading about my exploration into foreign territory here. I certainly enjoyed the journey!
Warning: this is a LONG post. Grab a cuppa or just skim for techniques you find interesting. 🙂
All right folks, it’s time to say a proper hello to my shiny new toy, a Baby Lock Imagine serger! Am I in love? YES. 🙂 Am I confused and a little intimidated by this behemoth of a machine? Definitely. The vast majority of my sewing time lately has been devoted to figuring out all the nuances of the machine, and thankfully I’m making slow and steady progress. Man, sergers are so much more complicated than sewing machines! It’s been a fun challenge trying to make sense of it all.
Today I’ll share some photos of the machine itself, highlighting its many features and showing off all the shiny metal parts. 🙂 If you already own a serger, a lot of this will be familiar to you. If not, join me in drooling over all the mechanics! Let’s dive in, shall we?
Thanks to a very generous and thoughtful gift from my family, I was able to buy myself a little present yesterday. It’s a Baby Lock Imagine serger, which I lovingly refer to as my Ferrari. Many thanks also go to John for driving me down to Canton and patiently waiting in a store full of crazed women.
Much more to come on this once I unpack the Ferrari and take it for a test drive. For now, I couldn’t resist sharing the news! 🙂