July 31, 2015
Ugh, this week, I’m just waiting for a bunch of stuff to happen and it’s hard!
But I got a new toy:
Some of you will know what you’re looking at. For those you don’t: this is an overlock stitch, and it requires a specialized sewing machine called a serger to make it. And it’s awesome because it gives you nice clean finished edges while sewing a seam and saves a ton of time, and makes the end product nicer and sturdier.
I am now the proud owner of a serger. I even threaded it myself! (Difficult, because it has four threads and two needles. Yikes!) I’ve been wanting one for a long time and I finally decided it was time, because I have this whole stack of sewing projects just sitting there and I realized I would probably get through them faster if I wasn’t dreading things like finishing seams and raw edges. Plus, I have a really nice silky print that I’ve been scared to death to cut into because it will start falling apart immediately — well, not anymore, because this puppy does rolled hems!
So, I know what I’m working on for the next few weeks.
In other news, yes I have seen the Collegehumor video that happens to prominently feature a certain book:
Yeah. That’s awesome.