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.


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

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

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

  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.