Yes sir, that’s my baby!
Baby Lock, that is.
Last week, I tried to take apart my serger and work on it but to no avail. I knew that I didn’t want to pour more money into it and still risk not having it work right. So I went looking on Craigslist to see if anyone was selling some used sergers in my area. I found one, a Janome, but when I went to look at it, I found it difficult to thread and it didn’t feed/cut my fabrics well. So I passed on it. Then I called SewingMachinesPlus which is relatively close to me to see if they had any used machines, but the woman who helped me over the phone couldn’t say for sure if they had any in stock or not.
So Monday, after trying once more to fix my machine, I decided to just bite the bullet and drive over there to see what they had. I wanted to look at used or new Jukis. When I got there, they brought out a Juki 735 which was nice. But then they remembered that someone had brought in a Baby Lock Imagine serger to trade in that Saturday. How amazing is that?
I tried it out right then and there. Thankfully, I had the forethought to bring a bunch of test fabrics with me. I threw everything I had at it. And this machine could take it. Oh and the jet air threading for the loopers? Magical. I could rethread that machine over and over and never get tired of watching those threads magically end up threaded. It is so cool. I can’t get over it. And I didn’t even mind threading my old Brother 1034D.
Speaking of which, they took that Brother 1034D as a trade in. They gave me a great price on the Baby Lock Imagine serger, especially after the trade in of my old machine. I’m pretty stoked to have a new to me serger back in my arsenal, but a Baby Lock? That’s just icing on the cake. I didn’t think I could ever afford one. Happy early birthday to me!
I have already used it on two projects since getting it into my sewing room on Monday. I made another set of Kwik Sew 3661 leggings and I finished the seam allowances on my dream skirt today.
Here are the leggings…
You’ll have to be patient on the skirt. I made it for Mother’s Day, but I need to make a blouse to go with it, so I can’t model it until the blouse is done too. But I can tell you it came out wonderfully. And I didn’t even have to worry about French seams and a side zipper. Phew! I can’t wait to show you the entire outfit.
Before I forget, thank you for all your comments on yesterday’s post about how I’m not a natural at sewing. It made me feel a lot better to hear that many of you felt the same way about sewing and your skill levels. It can be a frustrating hobby. I am glad that sometimes things work out though or I wouldn’t have any motivation to keep at it. Again, thank you!
Happy serging everyone!