Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques »
InstructionsI used nearly everything I learned in the terrific serger class. I had planned to used the two thread flat lock to attach the ruffles. However, I could serge everything but the window and door frames.
This is a Kwik Sew pattern. It has a major mistake. The pattern piece for the walls says it includes the seam allowance. NOT. Oh well, alls well...
Type of item: Toy
What was your inspiration?
Amy's Serger class. I was nervous messing with the basic four lock overcast set up that came with my serger .(bought at Costfco, so no lessons.) However, I watched the stitch tutorial and apron lessons about three times. After I made one change I was willing to make more.
What are you most proud of?
That I kept trying until I got the tensions right.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Cut extra length for the ruffles. Gather the length you need and then cut the ends to match the pattern pieces. Too much time was spent adjusting the cut out fabric to the "base" requirements. Look for fabric on sale!