13.5.13

Easy Overlocker Project


My overlocker arrived this week, so I made up a couple of easy items to get used to it's capabilities.  Here we have a tube top (Jalie 2565) and a pair of shorts with frilly bottom edges, to be worn as a sleep set.

The overlocker is the Bernina 1150 MDA.  I have had trouble with the automatic needle threader on the LHS...it takes about 20 attempts to work...faster to thread it the ol' fashioned way.  I broke the LH needle at one point...I didn't realise, and kept stitching.  The broken needle kept piecing my fabric, so I was left with tears in the fabric...I have not had this happen before...perhaps that shows the power of this beast?

Apart from that, all going well...I'll stitch up a few more unimportant things to get the hang of it.

4 comments:

  1. Glad to hear of the adventures with your new over locker. Cute pjs

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  2. Cute pjs. I'll be learning to use my new serger soon...

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  3. I wonder if I can do that frilly edge on my brother serger? Love it.

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  4. Yay, a new serger! My automatic threader is busted, so I always go the old-fashioned route too. (Sadly, I need a magnifier to do this.) I LOVE that paisley print, so subtle.

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