A few years ago I purchased the Imagine serger - 'cause I wouldn't have to hand thread it I had a "quickie" class - thought I understood - NOT - it sat in the carrier - well, really I should say it sits....but now it has a date to come out and play.
My favorite sewing and vac place here is hosting a class - 3 full days - to get to know and use a serger. Saw the ad in the paper this morning - went to take back some items I had ordered online from Kohls and stopped in the Sew n Vac shop on the way since it was so close. Good thing...I signed up and there are only 2 slots left. If I had waited a week like I had planned I wouldn't have gotten in.
So....April 11 - 13 I'll be in class and will hopefully learn enough to actually use this expensive impulse buy Three full days ---- $150 - I was ready for much more so I'm one happy camper.
Well, you will never regret learning how to make use of your serger. The class sounds pretty expensive, but it'll be worth it if you learn to use your machine.
ETA: Links to the Sewing w/Nancy "Serger Workshop" for pre-class warm-up, or after class refresher.
http://video.wpt2.org/video/2165967126/This message has been edited. Last edited by: wildcatmom,
OOH Boomer-sounds like fun!!
I was given a Singer Serger in Oct. and haven't done anything with it yet. Thinking of looking for a local class like you found. Good for you Royal, hope you enjoy the class!
You will never regret taking those classes even if you only learn one or two things, you will get the feel of you machine and will use it more.
It would take at least 3 days and maybe more of wrestling with my serger to get the two of us to see eye-to-eye. It runs great for other people...I don't think it likes me. It behaved in the original class I had (one afternoon) when the instructor was there, but turned into a bratty kid on the way home and has been one ever since.
My friend can get it to work, but as soon as she's not around...
I'm starting to think it's me, because DH's car does this to me, too (ever hear of a car radio that wouldn't turn off only for one person?!), and so do Xerox machines (they go haywire). Several times I've been around lights that won't stay on until I walk away. Things spontaneously fall off supermarket shelves when I go down the aisles, too. Even things on hooks!
Maybe I don't need a serger class - maybe I need an exorcist!
Have a fantastic time at your class! I love mine, but don't begin to use it for much of anything other than pillowcases and blankets... Chris
I have the Imagine Wave and love it. I also took a class with Margaret Tully, a Babylock educator. One of the most fun projects was a quilt with rows of wavy ruffling. I did the ruffling on my Bernina with the ruffling foot AFTER I had decoratively serged the edges. I'll see if I can find a picture. While I look this is doing drunk*ard's path on the serger.
Ok now here it is. I think this is it. It's small so I don't know if you get the effect. These were the colors in the baby's room. The directions, and it's easy are on the Babylock serger Project page. I believe, under Serger Ruffled Quilt.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Auntie Reba,
Here's the location: http://www.babylock.com/projects/serging/?p=2&group=3
April seems so far away - but...I have homework to get ready for the class. I would have preferred to have a hard copy so I will be converting the CD to a hard copy....better buy more ink for the printer Reba - I think the Wave came out the year after I bought the serger that has never been used....why is it something really cool always comes out after you buy the coolest one around at the time?
I got mine from SewItsForSale on Yahoo Groups. It was about half price from its original cost. I love it but the edging can be done with a regular serger too. The WAVE only added a twisted effect to the edge so you see top thread and bottom thread. You will thoroughly enjoy the class!
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