Is there anything more fun than a new power tool? This magnificent machine gets ish done.
Truth be told, I was hesitant about it at first. I already have a sewing machine that I love, and it has a serging stitch, so what more could I need? I’ve been able to finish most of my projects pretty nicely.
What I didn’t realize until yesterday, when I finally pulled the Singer ProFinish serger out of the box, was that my 2-4 step “finishing” process (sew garment, trim seam allowances, go back and sew over the allowance with a serging stitch, then clean up any stray threads) that got me a nice, homemade-looking product was a major part of why I have trouble actually finishing projects. It takes a long time to do the final steps that make a project look good, and I don’t always have the patience.
This puppy does it all in one fell swoop, and it does it with a more professional look. I’m sure this is old news to anyone who has a serger, but good grief, this is going to change my crafting life FOREVER.
The learning curve is a little more steep than a regular sewing machine (it took me about a half hour just to thread the thing), but once I was finished with that, I quickly realized how magnificent it is. This is one Christmas gift I will be taking excellent care of so I can have it for a very long time. Thanks, Mum and Dad!
Do you have a serger? Any tips or tricks I should know? I can’t wait to give it a real spin this Friday night with my cousin Bethany!