SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > I serged my first knit!! ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
I serged my first knit!!
NOW I know the joys of serging....
1975Jumby
star
1975Jumby
California USA
Member since 8/19/08
Posts: 623
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 6/2/13 11:22 PM

I finished my first knit with my new BL Enlighten tonight and I FINALLY get why everyone says they don't know how they did without a serger! Since I bought my Enlighten in February, I've been doing mainly some home decor and made a few children's clothes out of cotton....but have stayed away from the knits until today.

I used Simplicity's pattern 5316 and made the pullover top for my niece. I set the neckband in just fine (after watching some videos) and then set the arms in equally as well. This top was so easy and there is absolutely no way I would have been able to get the same result with my sewing machine. I even did blind hems on the bottom and the ends of the arm sleeves since I don't have a coverstitch machine and I didn't want to use my sewing machine. In fact, this was so easy to make, I've already got another few lined up.

I'm simply amazed at this serger......wow is all I can say! It really boosted my confidence in working with a serger and knits. Now I feel I can go for more of those tricky fabrics I've been avoiding.

And for those with toddlers or small babies, Simplicity's pattern #5316 is really amazing. The overalls are so easy to make and so is this shirt. I've been using it for years to make the pants and overalls and now I can add the pullover top to the list. The pattern has been discontinued, but I picked up an extra copy on eBay for next to nothing.


-- Edited on 6/2/13 11:23 PM --

------
Babylock Ellisimo Gold
Babylock Enlighten
Kenmore 1914
Kenmore 1814

Sew Confused
star
Sew Confused
Member since 7/13/07
Posts: 2548
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 6/3/13 0:21 AM

Congratulations! I've had my serger for over 15 years and it still scares the crap out of me!

------
Paula

"In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running."
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder

Visit my blog at www.sewconfused.blogspot.com

Doris W. in TN
star
Doris W. in TN  Friend of PR
Tennessee USA
Member since 2/9/04
Posts: 8809
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 6/3/13 9:25 AM

Congrats!

------
iPad's auto-correct is my enema.

Marie367
Marie367  Friend of PR
Ohio USA
Member since 5/28/11
Posts: 3478
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to 1975Jumby <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 6/3/13 9:36 AM

Sergers are amazing and watch out-they are addicting! Congratulations!

aprilla
aprilla
Member since 6/2/12
Posts: 367
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 6/3/13 11:21 AM

WooHoo for sergers!! Aren't they great fun?! I'm hooked too :)

strongnow
strongnow  Friend of PR
Ontario Canada
Member since 2/1/08
Posts: 72
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 6/3/13 3:40 PM

Me too! Congratulations.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers >> I serged my first knit!!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Leather 101
Leather 101

Class Details

Online Class
Perfectly Fitted Shirt
Perfectly Fitted Shirt

Class Details

Sewing Workshop L2 Bag Pattern

Sewing Workshop L2 Bag Pattern

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Inventor Shirt Pattern

Sewing Workshop Inventor Shirt Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.