Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ha! Serge THIS!

i love to talk smack to... everything, really... but, especially my sewing projects!!! :P  so, yesterday when i was deciding what to sew that i could use my new serger on and not be completely stressed out about it, i thought stuffed pillow... duh!  so, i whooped up a little patchwork pillow pattern ( The Orb ) and threw this puppy together! easy peasy!

i have always steered away from rounded projects, mostly because i have two rowdy boys that i was just sure would split the seams out with their shenanigans... leaving me seething for strength not to murder them, but with my serger... the party was on!  jump away boys... nothings gonna split this baby open! LOL







i am kinda still freaking out over this whole thing!!! EEEeek!
Xo, Heather

ps..
Thanks for all the tips ( keep em a comin! ) and my serger did come threaded, so i guess i'll find out how hard the threading is on the next project!  ;)

22 comments:

  1. You made that??!! It's so great!

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  2. Wow! If a serger produces work like that I NEED one! Fabulous!

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  3. About re-threading your serger....Not to worry!! First loosen your tension to zero. Then tie your new thread onto the old thread and gently pull it through to the needle/s. You only need to make a single tiny knot and it works best to pull all threads at one time. This worked well for me, but I have a very old machine, but maybe this old method still works. Hope this works for you....

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  4. Wow! It is fabulous, Heather! I can't wait to see what other fun things you come up with using your new toy!

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  5. Super awesome! Love the shape and the piecing. Sure looks boy-proof :)

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  6. Awesome pillow! Love the shape. And the piecing.
    I am still afraid of the serger.

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  7. Haha! You're so funny! Cute pillow! :)

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  8. Ooh, it looks great! You're a quick learner-- I can't believe you figured out the serger so quickly!

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  9. WOW! I am super impressed! I've got a serger sitting in it's box still as I'm..well frankly scared of it lol
    Could you share the pattern you've used as it's really pretty :)

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  10. Oh my gosh...I can't believe you just whipped that up out of nothing. Hurray for you!

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  11. I actually can't express how much I adore this cushion!!! I love it! Amazing. And so much more interesting than a boring square!! Probably more tempting to chuck about too :)

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  12. Wow, nice job!! I LOVE my serger, the more you use it the less intimidating it will be. I sew all my boys jammie bottoms with it. The inseam is super duper strong. Have fun!!!

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  13. I'm a serging virgin. This pillow is the bomb...I may have to go to the serger side soon!

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  14. I love the pillows and welcome to the wonderful world of sergers. I see someone else made this suggestion, but I totally 2nd it, tie your new thread to the old thread and pull it through. I learned about that the hard way when I got my serger and immediately unthreaded it, then spend a couple of hours figuring out how to rethread it. Now I can rethread like a champ, but it's a learning curve.

    Also, don't kid yourself, serged seams can pull out just like other seams, but they do seem a little more secure and the edges sure are pretty in a serged seam! Try sewing a pair of jammie pants. Easy peasy practice on a serger and super comfy pants when you are done!

    Tracy

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  15. I'll second the "don't unthread it" recommendation - I always lift the presser foot to release the tension (don't change those dials unless you have to!) and then tie on a new thread and pull it through. Depending on the needles and thread you're using you might have to snip the knots and re-thread the needles.
    If it keep unthreading itself check the instructions, some overlockers are fussy about the order you rethread - I have to do the needles last or it gives me hassle!
    Oh and I can see you've already got the knack of crossing over your seams and running off the edge rather than stopping and trying to pull the threads through the machine at the end of a seam ;-)
    Have fun with your overlocker - mine is almost 20 years old and I still love it!

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  16. What's even better is to name your serger. Mine is Willie G. and we have late night dates after the kidlets go to bed! Then when you talk smack it can be like, "take that fabric, look how Willie G. took you down!!"

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  17. And I was just thinking of getting rid of my serger hmmmmm Love how your pillow turned out what's next?!

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I am learning to serge and it is scaring the shit right outta me LOL!

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  19. p.s. I just took a serger course online! to rethread, you tie onto the old threads and then take the knot out past the tension knob and then reinsert the new thread in the tension knob, no need to take tension to zero. Then you just gently pull until the new thread is all the way through!

    Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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  20. Fabulous pillow! Have fun with your serger!

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  21. super cute! have fun with your new serger.

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