Friday, October 11, 2013

Serger Part Two: Threading

I'm not at my house, so I didn't have any thread cones. The only thing I had was a box of spools. I prepared the spindles for spools by taking off the cone holders and replacing them with spool caps with sponge, on the bottom of the thread and spool caps on top of the thread. Note: put the spool notch side down.

Actually using the spool thread gave me the ability to put a different color on each spindle.

Many serging machines sit unused because the owners don't know how to thread them or adjust the tension. When I unpacked my Ovation it had a sample sewing from the factory test run. Threads still in place. So pulling those threads out and starting new was scary. With my old (22 years) serger I would cut the old thread at the cone, tie a knot between the old tread and new and pull it through. So here we go.THREADING, starting on page 18 of the instruction guide was very helpful.

I followed the instructions step by step for loopers. Put the threads in the chain looper threading ports and pushed the button, it was sew easy. I can't believe it. I mean, really easy and really fast. No tweezers, no magnifying glass, just easy. All three loopers threaded.

Now for the chain/cover needles. Just as easy as the loopers.

Sew let's sew!



Awwww just like the manufactures test sample. First try!



Serger Part One: New OVATION Baby Lock serger

First post of my new blog. In searching for a new serger I decided that I would write a blog on my adventures with my new Baby Lock Ovation serger, and other sewing projects.

Last weekend I attended a Stitching Sisters embroidery event at Montavilla Sewing Center. While at the class I wondered in the showroom where they were featuring the new Baby Lock Ovation. I fell in love. I had seen the online ad and video, but in real life it was sew much better. Jason, one of their salesmen was very helpful.

The class with Eileen Roche and Marie Zinno was sew much fun. 2 eight hour classes, sewn on the new Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold II embroidery machine. Lots of wonderful information and tons of hands on projects. If you ever have a chance to take a class from these ladies, do it..

Delightful collection of projects

But I degress, lets get back my new serger. The box, so excited to open.

What's inside? Everything you need to get started, except thread.

Both the instruction reference guide and reference guide are very easy to read. Also included were Koala studios and Baby Lock brochures, and the reminder to register.

Look at all these goodies.
You might wonder what the white plastic piece in the upper right middle is. Well it's a sewing table for chain/cover stitching. Fits right next to the blade in front of the extra wide throat space (5 inches) Really cool.