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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Its not a recon, but its not sewing either - Applique Shirt on: September 10, 2007 01:29:48 AM
I do mostly appliqued tshirts, because they are quick and easy and most boy clothes suck.  However, you've all inspired me to get a used (and frustrating) serger and to perhaps actually SEW something instead of just embellishing.  

So this is my first attempt at adding sleeves to a short sleeve tshirt.  It was mildly disastrous.  I'll keep trying, eventually I'll get it. Other than some of the sleeve issues, the very simple applique came out very cute.  I'm not proud of the shirt, but I am proud that the serger didn't actually make me cry - it tried pretty hard.

Monk (he's 2) will love it.
The Fox Shirt:



12  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / SERGER WOES, experienced sergers, I need you on: September 09, 2007 12:16:19 AM
so I got a serger at the local auction house for a song - its a babylock progtege- a bl-402 I think is the model and I took it to the sewing store and had it serviced.  They serviced it and said it was in good condition.

But I cannot figure out how to get a decent seam or overlock to save my life.  Actually, thats not true - the overlock I did on some scrap fleece to test the machine came out quite nice, but when i tried to create the same on jersey, oh boy WHAT A MESS.  Even with the differential feed set on 1.6 the fabric seems stretched.  The needle stitching looks ok - but then the loops that go over the edge are loose, the ends of the stitches are off the end of the fabric.  And have I mentioned that the fabric stretched like a big dog?

Oh and then at the end, the fabric stopped feeding through and then the stitches came off the edge of the fabric and so the corner isn't sewn.

I've messed with tensions and stitch length and I'm no smarter than I was before.

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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