Happy Birthday To Me!

Yesterday was my 27th birthday. It was a wonderful day filled with family, friends, good food, and…a SERGER!!! I definitely have the best husband in the whole wide world. He even got me the exact serger I’ve been really wanting.

I am so excited but also a little intimidated by this amazing machine. My serger is a Brother 1034D. It seems to be the most popular for home sewers like myself. So far I have read a good chunk of the manual so that I can learn the basics, but I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of all of the features.

Yesterday I was able to successfully thread the machine with the different colored thread that comes with it. I think they use the different colors so that you can practice on scraps and easily see the placement of each thread. It’s definitely not as easy to thread as a regular sewing machine! I can see why it’s a good idea to use those large cones of thread for sergers so that you don’t have to rethread the machine all the time.

I can’t wait to make my first project with my new serger! I’m hoping to get back on the sewing wagon here pretty quick with some fun summer projects. Things have just been so busy lately that it’s been pretty impossible to get any sewing done.

6 Comments on “Happy Birthday To Me!”

  1. djdustan says:

    It will be fun to see all the things you can do with your new serger! I am happy you have such a thoughtful husband. 🙂

  2. Goincraz says:

    Sergers can be a sewers best friend. I too own a brother, two of them…and 3 other machines as well. A quick tip on threading…When you need to change colors, or just rethread in general, clip the threads at the spools, tie on new color, than grab all threads behind presser foot, press the tension release buttons at the top of the machine while you pull threads through. The only thread that will not pull completely through will be your needle thread (the knot will get in the way). You will have to snip the knot at the needle and thread by hand.

    Hope this helps!

  3. I’m officially jealous! My birthday is a few months away, maybe I can start dropping hints!

  4. […] So much better than zig-zagging! Thanks again to my hubby for getting me such a great birthday present!!!! Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like […]

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