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First serging....
be not afraid! (except of oiling)
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Date: 5/23/13 4:43 AM

I was afraid, but of not having oil. On page 57 of the manual it says to oil before use. I thought I read all the way through, obviously not carefully enough - but thanks to all here who warned me!

Couple of weeks ago on a sun holiday I had my cheapie t-shirts rotating through the sunny days. I didn't like wearing them cause the front underarm area was so baggy but they fit the weather which on a daily/seasonal basis we just don't need clothes for.
Today, nay, this morning, I now have 4 t-shirts that fit real nice! When we came home and unpacked I was about to toss them, but a niggle in me already knew I was getting a serger so held on to them...... with this enthusiasm I could have my wardrobe sorted by evening - nothing is safe! It's actually better for such alterations than the sewing machine, cheap & cheerful & quick, like the t-shirts.

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ps Also altered my jammie top and it's so much more comfortable!!

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Date: 5/23/13 8:57 AM

Good for you! That is a great little serger. You will serge everything!
Did you get sewing machine oil for the oiling? I oil mine quite often. You will notice when it needs it because it will get louder. Have fun with the new machine!
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Date: 5/23/13 10:16 AM

Yes I did Marie367, and so relieved and thankful for this group, because now I am not worrying about damaging it. How attached I've become in a couple of days!

I've just done ruffles with the gathering foot. Just scraps but my head is going to need a straight-jacket soon to keep it from exploding with ideas!
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Date: 5/23/13 11:43 AM

I need to do that too (alter tee-shirts), such a good idea. Did you just skim away part of the sides and sleeves?

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Date: 5/23/13 9:03 PM

Quote: aprilla
I've just done ruffles with the gathering foot. Just scraps but my head is going to need a straight-jacket soon to keep it from exploding with ideas!


Ha ha, I just got mine too and I am doing the same thing - I could do this and this and this. I'm ridiculously excited about my new serger.

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Date: 5/25/13 3:08 AM

yes, that's all I did. They were all the same (the t-shirts and the jammies) so I put on one of each inside out and pinned it in to get an idea of the amount. Made a couple of chalk marks and serged from bottom to sleeve end. I held my breath getting close to the underarm seam on the jammie tops but it crossed it no bother The rest I just guestimated I was lucky to be interrupted, there wasn't anything fabric safe once I'd got that done LOL

My miles of ruffles are now at home edging cushion covers. A combi of serging and sewing machine. I was feeling a wee bit guilty about ignoring the Janome, but it wasn't at all upset ;)


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