After just looking at my new serger for months without ever opening the box or turning it on, I finally did it.
I turned it on…. for the first time!
I spent several hours playing with it. Once I began to feel a little more at ease, I thought I’d try to make a simple outfit. I found a couple of $1 fat quarters from my stash. I couldn’t possibly justify using anything more expensive on a project that could very well end up in the trash. With that, I cut out one of the easiest patterns I have and away I went!
I made a simple pillowcase romper for my little one! Though it is not perfect, it is symmetrical and cute…. and wearable! What more could you ask for? I am quite amazed that I made a successful outfit at the first sitting with this machine! I am now feeling confident enough with my new skills that I cut out a dress to sew for her this morning.
I wish I had unpacked it as soon as it arrived. I can’t believe I had been so intimidated by it’s very existence that I waited so long to use it!
Though I have loads more to learn about sewing with this machine, I think I did pretty well. It was not as scary as I made it out to be in my mind! I think I will make friends with my serger and we will create many more things in the future!