I am pleased to announce the newest addition to my sewing family...
My new serger. This machine is way cool. I have had fun playing with it today. My old serger would not do a chain stitch or a cover stitch. Half the time it wouldn't do an overlock stitch. This machine is a breeze to thread compared to my old one. I did actually get some sewing done today, not just playing on scrap material! I worked on the blue bag. I did the pockets and the handles. I also hemmed a jacket bottom and sleeves for some one.
The problems with hemming an already made jacket can make it a bit overwhelming to some. I had to remove pockets that were patch type, but, sewed in the seams on both sides of the jacket because they where too close to the bottom and the new hem would have sewed them half shut. I had to figure out the hem and mark it then figure out where the pockets should go with the new hem. I had to rip the side seams out and reinsert the pockets in the seams then sew the pockets back to the front panels of the jacket. After I got that done, I proceeded to finish the hem. The sleeves were lined. So to shorten them I had to take the sleeve and lining apart and measure and cut the sleeves then mark the new hem line. Next I had to do the same thing with the lining. I hand sewed the lining back to the sleeves so that it would look professional. Altering is not the funnest thing in the world, it seems some times it would be easier to make something from scratch. There is a market for it though.
Yesterday I didn't get any sewing done due to a terrible sinus headache. I have had quite a few of these this spring. I hope what ever is blooming finishes up or it rains more to wash some of this pollen away. Even Captain Chaos awoke Sunday morning with a sinus headache so bad it made him feel sick to his stomach. The General stayed home with him while I went with our other two to church.
Sew Long for Now!