Monday, July 21, 2014

Serger love....

Mr. Fisherman bought me my first serger over 20 years ago.
I'm now on my second one and have no idea what I would do without one.
Once you own one...there's no going back.
I inherited this baby when my mother passed away in 2007.
This one (for the most part) threads itself.

My first serger was one you had to thread manually. Until you get the hang of threading a serger you literally want to rip your hair out. Eating glass would be less painful...
 If you own a serger, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
It takes some patience, but eventually it becomes second nature...really.
So, don't let threading your serger stop you from using it, keep trying.
There are so many fun things to do with a serger.
I had just enough of the red and white checkered fabric left from my ant and watermelon table runner to make a quick tablecloth.
By the way...has anyone noticed this is the same fabric I covered the lampshades with on my thrift store chandelier?
Original post here.
Okay, back to the tablecloth...
Originally I was going to serge, turn under a half inch and hem my tablecloth, but after sergering the edges, I decided I liked the look of the serged edge instead.

 I usually like to serge a rolled edge on napkins and tablecloths, but I liked the casual look of these stitches against the red and white checkered fabric.

Whichever you choose, it's "sew" easy to have a new look for your table in minutes!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I like that instead of the 'rolled' - looks good!