With all those dials and knobs on your serger and all the thread options available, balancing your serger thread tensions can be very intimidating.
Making a tension map can be very helpful. I could show you myself, but why recreate the wheel. Watch this video instead:
Just a [...]
10 More School Days!!!
The countdown is on at our house! I big news for both my customers and my sewing class students. But first…
The kids have only 10 more school days to fit in 1 final day of book fair, 4 field trips, and 5th grade [...]
This is my second installment in my serger series. Today, it’s all about thread and needles! (You can find information about threading your serger here.)
Let’s talk needles first. Your serger manual will list the type of needles required for your machine. My simple Janome Juno 3434d requires just basic sewing needles. Others need a [...]
Hey Y’all! Just a little something new to know about!
My blog is a little catch-all for all sorts of stuff–family, my garden, swim mom info, and lots of sewing links and reviews. If you’re hanging out with me for all this sewing stuff, I have something you need to know. I have a [...]
A serger is a wonderfully helpful, time-saving machine—if you aren’t afraid to use it! Over the next few Tuesdays, I hope to share a few serger tidbits that can take the intimidation out of this sewing room essential.
So who needs a serger? We’ll anyone who sews on a regular basis. I’m not talking [...]
It’s not often the 11 year-old loves a piece of fabric. When she does, I grab it and stitch it up quickly! This crazy orange, pink, gray, black, and white piece is from HL. It’s 100% cotton and about the weight of a cotton lawn.
This piece has a little bit of everything [...]