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« on: January 31, 2016 08:17:46 AM »

Yes that is a cobweb attached to the to left..

I should get more use out of it, even if it is a cheap generic. How do you use yours?
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016 09:15:24 AM »

I see this post is older but I'm in here looking for advice on buying a new iron so might as well comment!

Yes, I use a serger often and for many things. I finish all fabric edges for garments, sew the seams on stretch, use it for decorative stuff, etc. Mine was not expensive, I purchased it second hand and have had it over 15 years. It's a MyLock 134D Janome. When not in use or for transport I store it in it's original box with styrofoam inserts and plastic bag to keep dust out. I clean and oil it regularly and have it serviced as often as I feel it needs. I really love having one, it's worth it for me Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017 08:32:18 PM »

My husband found me a vintage serger a few weeks ago and I am still learning with it.  I have made some napkins from flannel, wash cloths with cat fabric on one side so we know those cloths are for the cat's bath time...lol  It was scary to think about threading the machine, but once I did it a couple times, it wasn't hard at all.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019 12:36:52 AM »

not much  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019 06:49:00 AM »

I bought one like 5+ years ago because I "needed" it, and then it overwhelmed me, and sat on a shelf for all those years. I wasn't really sewing or anything. Then, I started picking sewing back up and got it back out. I am still not very good at it, but I did use it for many items for LBABB last year in her Mini 12 Days of Christmas package. It needs to be re-threaded again, and has been mostly sitting on the shelf since then.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019 05:11:38 PM »

In school we learned to never unthread a serger. You snip the thread & tie the end to the new spool thread end then pull it through all the thingies. That way you've only got to thread the actual needles Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019 05:20:03 PM »

In school we learned to never unthread a serger. You snip the thread & tie the end to the new spool thread end then pull it through all the thingies. That way you've only got to thread the actual needles Smiley.

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2019 07:05:47 PM »

In school we learned to never unthread a serger. You snip the thread & tie the end to the new spool thread end then pull it through all the thingies. That way you've only got to thread the actual needles Smiley.

Holy cow, this is life-changing! I avoid using my serger because threading it is such a lengthy process; I always have to look at the book the whole time. I will totally try this soon!
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