Happy Birthday to me! I got this awesome serger for my birthday. I thought I'd write a couple of posts about my serger and the helpful information I found online that assisted me in threading the machine and knowing all the ins and outs.
First of all, I wanted this machine for making cloth napkins and hem work easier. I wasn't exactly sure how it worked but I love to sew and thought it would be a helpful addition to my sewing room. After some research, I figured out that I wanted the Brother 1034D. It wasn't too fancy or too basic and seemed to do everything I needed. I sent my husband an email with the link to the serger… made it really easy for him to order it for my birthday… smart girl ;)
Then I waited. The serger came in on Friday but my birthday wasn't until Monday. My husband and kids wouldn't even let me open the box and look at the Users Manual. So, I watched Youtube videos and blog tutorials on how to thread the serger and the different techniques that I could use. I was starting to seriously DOUBT my decision to buy the machine because I was reading about lots of problems.
I read a lot of info online about how difficult it was to thread!
I also read about how to remove the needle and thread finger to do a rolled hem. I didn't even know what a rolled hem was - needless to say, I was a little concerned. Why did I want a serger in the first place? I knew nothing about them!!! I got busy... I read and marked all kinds of helpful blogs and youtube links and pinned them on my
The morning after my birthday party, I set aside several hours for threading and figuring out the machine. But fortunately I had discovered some great resources that helped and explained things so well that I sewed my first serger seam with no problems. I removed the stitch finger and needle, rethreaded the machine and tried a rolled hem - PERFECTION! I got out a stack of fabric and an hour later, I had a pile of fabric napkins.
Here's a link to the most helpful video I found on Youtube about...
I also found this tutorials about doing a rolled hem…
Since my birthday (3 weeks ago) I have made 6 sets of cloth napkins, 6 infinity scarves, a poodle skirt (for my daughter's 50s day at school) and a couple of maxi skirts.
I am so happy with my decision!
I will be posting several tutorials in the coming days about making items using the Brother 1034D.
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