Sunday, October 17, 2010
It's been ten months since Josh gave me a second hand serger. Sadly, we have not become intimate. I just don't understand it. I spent $105 getting it serviced, hoping it would come back all set up correctly, but no .... the first time I tried to sew, it jammed up horribly. I'm sure it was my fault.
Today, I decided, was the day to make my peace with the machine. I have two garments I want to make on it. So, fortified with many cups of tea, I approached my de-cluttered sewing table with a clear mind and a calm demeanor. I slowly followed the threading instructions, and tried it out.
Half an hour later, I am giving up. How on earth does that needle become unthreaded as I sew? (It's not in my trouble-shooting list!) Why can't I get the loops to have even tension, no matter how I fiddle with the knobs?
I need to learn to understand this beast. My local sewing shop gives a free class to new owners; perhaps if I pay them they'll let me bring in my stubborn baby and get some lessons in serger wrangling.
It can't be THAT hard, can it?
Posted by Hashi at 8:40 AM