Today was my birthday and let me allow to show off my birthday gift that I got for ME (ha ha), for my past, present, and future birthdays to come ... :D
Yes, it's a Babylock serger. (Or it's called ロックミシン in Japanese).
I already own a regular sewing machine from Brother (below image), but I've always, always, always wanted to get a serger to sew more clothing.
Since I got my new serger, I've been practicing serging lately. And although I'm a true beginner in serging, I'm already loving it! The threading steps are simple enough for me to understand and follow, and better yet, the results are awesome!
The best part is that I can now sew knit fabrics with ease, and finishing edges for any fabric is a breeze.
Shown below, these are just a couple of quick serging that I did over the past few days.
My daughter outgrew this summer dress (made of knit fabric), so I shortened the dress and made it into a summer top instead.
Before (original length) After (shortened length)
Serged the bottom edges like this
Using the excess fabric that I had cut out from the dress, I made a matching hair scrunchie. The edges are finished with serger again here.
And this smocked top that I recently whipped up for my daughter...
I simply serged together the short ends of the smocked fabric to connect both ends...
And I'm not sure if you can really tell from this image, but I used rolled hem function to finish the bottom edges in one single step. It was quick!
I haven't really sewn a real clothing from scratch using this serger yet, but I know I will be sewing up in a storm this summer ;)
Thanks for reading and hope you continue to enjoy your summer days.