Oh, congrats on getting one! I've wanted one for ages, but they are kind of expensive. Plus, I don't know how much use I'd get out of it. Let us know what you make with it :)
Give you one big tip on rethreading if you have to change colors. Cut the threads by the spool, leaving it threaded. KNOT the new thread onto the old ones, the stitch very very very very slowly a few stitches at a time, watching the knots, after the knots have traveled through the whole maze, and BEFORE the knots get to the needle. Then you cut the old color apart from the new color and rethread the needle. This keeps you from actually having to rethread the whole machine again and again. I have had one for 20+ years, wish I knew more of what to use it for so I could put it to use.
I do something similar to Ann Marie's method. I cut and tie on the new LOOPER threads, put the tension on them to zero and gently pull them thru the loopers. Then I reset those tensions and thread the needles the normal way.
Oh how I envy you. I just haven't made that LEAP yet.
First I read you title and I thought "Tonya is never intimidated." Then I saw the serger and I thought "well, maybe." I have had my serger for 15 years or so, but at first the threading scared me. You will loveit.
What a great new toy. I just bought a used one and love it. Have fun!!
Intimidates the heck out of me! Those serge machines scare me! Too many threads, paths, needles, possibilities ...
You are going to love your serger. I just finished making 26 dinner napkins making a narrow hem on my serger. Then, while I was at it, I threaded some wooley nylon in both loopers and made 6 large receiving blankets.
I want one too. I don't use my embroidery machine or my sewing machine, but I want one. Just one more thing for me to buy and not use.
I got a serger many years ago and never seemed able to do well with using it. When we moved here (over 8 years ago now), it moved with us in a box and has never come out of that box since then. I wonder if it still works?
Congratulations! I'd like to have one at some point too. I want to make knit tops for me. I'll bet you're serging away at this very moment!
i think you will love your serger. I have one too. It is a brother and is probably 10 years old. It still looks a lot like yours, though, so hopefully that means they found a good thing and stayed with it!
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