Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More on Sewing

I had to go to visit the sewing machine shop to get a refresher course on using the buttonhole function on my sewing machine.  It is a NECCHI--a wonderful machine.  Once I was reminded how to use it the the buttonholer just goes ahead and makes perfect buttonholes.  EASY, no kidding!

Before my 40 year old Singer sewing machine went to stitch heaven, I was thinking about buying a serger.   I thought they were complicated and temperamental after trying one out.  My NECCHI 4825 has ability to do overlock stitches and it has a serger setting.  It doesn't have all the threads and complicated threading that I've seen on regular serger machines.  I'm not sure how it works, but it really works well.

I started a knit dress.  Knits are something I have avoided in the past, but this new machine is handling the job like a pro.

I do love my new sewing machine.


  1. oh my. You have answered my question. However, I think, at some point, I'm going to need to step up to a better machine.

  2. I do not even know what a serger is. But I do have a sewing machine, although I can't do much with it. It is a Kenmore, circa 1978 (or somewhere around there). It used to be my sister's. She is a sewing goddess and, of course, had to move on to a machine worthy or her talent.

  3. I haven't done any sewing for many years. I used to make my clothes and my daughters. I had a surger once. Now I have neither a surger or a sewing machine. Congratulations to you for trying knits. I hated cutting out much more than I hated sewing.

  4. This is very impressive. I've thought of getting a new machine. I just don't know if I would use it. I haven't sewn in years, and I don't know if I want to take it up again. I used to make all of the clothes for my girls and much of the clothes for my boys. I also made my clothes. I always saw sewing as something I had to do to save money not as a hobby. I don't know if I will ever see it any other way.

  5. For me a serger would be like buying a 10 speed bike and only using 3 of the gears.
    I really do need to get sewing again however since off the rack seldom fits.
    Arkansas Patti

  6. Nice to see I'm not the only one who hasn't sewn in many years. I do admire those of you who do, however!


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