This weekend I had an instruction session at my local Sewing World on my new serger. It was free with my purchase. Janna, the instructor, showed me how to do pintucks, attach lace and use a gathering attachment and elastic gathering attachment.
Janna let me take the samples so I could try them out on my own at home. I bought the attachment that lets me use my serger to gather fabric on an elastic. It’s only for narrow elastic but I had visions of skirt waistbands and gathered sleeves.
The store’s test machine had wooly nylon thread in the upper looper so I decided to pick some up to try on a special project. It is stronger and thicker and looks great on rolled hems.
I also crossed the street to Fabricland and picked up boning and horsehair braid for my ScarJo dress, which I am working on but not ready to share yet.
What I’m listening to: Because I’m Awesome by the Dollyrots