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post #21 of 31
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Get that machine out of the box and get to stitching!

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I did! Last year I'm totally intimidated and still haven't taken it out of the box but my New Year's Resolution is to actually finish and use some of the things I have on hand instead of finding new project to start (or think about starting).
post #22 of 31
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I did! Last year I'm totally intimidated and still haven't taken it out of the box but my New Year's Resolution is to actually finish and use some of the things I have on hand instead of finding new project to start (or think about starting).
lol, I got you beat....DH gave me a Babylock serger for Christmas '06 and it's still in the box. I got pregnant shortly after that....morning sickness, college, work, and life prevented me from using it. I was actually hoping to start using it this week. Maybe that'll be my goal for tomorrow.
post #23 of 31
We bought ourselves an early Christmas present (Babylock Eclipse DX) in November. It sat in the box for over a month, because it was so intimidating. We're starting to use it now. Very slooooooowly. lol

Last Christmas brought a Singer Quantum Futura embroidery machine. Now THAT machine has gotten TONS of use.
post #24 of 31
I just barely sat down to my new serger yesterday I was intimidated too! I read the threading instructions and got scared. I'm loving it now though! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
post #25 of 31
My MIL sent me a Pfaff It has a cabinet and everything. I've been watching youtube to learn how to thread it; I'm as clueless as I am eager.
post #26 of 31
Me! I got a Kenmore serger for Christmas from my sweet DH and kids. I started it out by making a few more cloth pads for that lovely time of month. It does an awesome job and is much faster than just sewing and topstitching. It is great to have in addition to my regular Singer sewing machine.
post #27 of 31
i got a singer serger for Christmas. Bless my husband's heart! I made some cloth wipes on it as soon as i opened it. It was so fun!

It keeps coming unthreaded. The left upper needle, how is that possible, i do not know.

My husband is very mechanically inclined and he cannot even figure it out. It might be going back.
post #28 of 31
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i got a singer serger for Christmas. Bless my husband's heart! I made some cloth wipes on it as soon as i opened it. It was so fun!

It keeps coming unthreaded. The left upper needle, how is that possible, i do not know.

My husband is very mechanically inclined and he cannot even figure it out. It might be going back.
Is it breaking the thread?

I'm having a hard time picturing the "left upper needle"
post #29 of 31
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Is it breaking the thread?

I'm having a hard time picturing the "left upper needle"
No, it does not break, it just comes unthreaded, even tho i have a long chain. I cannot even see how it slips out of the eye of the needle.

By the upper needle, i mean the needles that you thread.

I really want to get good at sewing. It seems that machines to not like me so much all the time. LOL
post #30 of 31
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No, it does not break, it just comes unthreaded, even tho i have a long chain. I cannot even see how it slips out of the eye of the needle.

By the upper needle, i mean the needles that you thread.

I really want to get good at sewing. It seems that machines to not like me so much all the time. LOL


One of my machines will do that. Before you begin to sew make sure you have a long tail of thread under the pressure foot, pull it toward the back of the machine and hold on to it when you begin to sew, you'll only need to do that for a few stitches.
post #31 of 31
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One of my machines will do that. Before you begin to sew make sure you have a long tail of thread under the pressure foot, pull it toward the back of the machine and hold on to it when you begin to sew, you'll only need to do that for a few stitches.
that's exactly what I was going to suggest. I have a machine that does this too.
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