I bought this on Ebay over 12 months ago but I just haven't had time to sit down, read the instructions, and work out how to use it! It's still on my 'To Do' list.........
Thanks to Flossy-P for this weeks theme.....it may be just the motivation I need to get cracking!
tehehehe, I had to chuckle when I saw this, I think it's because not only does it look a little daunting in itself, but it's the type of thing that represents the best of intentions to create so many wonderful things... Much like the giant pile of un-used fabric I have. Each piece had a purpose when I bought it, but 90% still lays untouched.I hope you find time to make something wonderful soon :DThanks for playing along.
Oooooh, learn to use it. An overlocker is so much fun and speedy. It is such a great compliment to your sewing machine. Finishing edges, whipping up a windcheaters and t-shirts in record time, lettuce edging on little girls nighties and mock turtleneck tops, tidying up fraying edges on old bath towels, quick and dirty patchwork effects.....................I am sure that this list is only the start of what others might suggest.
i'm agreeing with crafty things - overlockers are brilliant! i got one last year, and its been wonderful. thought luckily i didn't have to thread it or anything - so good luck getting it going.but i am sure once you use it that you won't want to get rid of it.happy sewing!(posting under elm - really milky and rosie here)
Ooh, overlockers are ace...... I was going to buy one with some money my nan gave me, but mum told me not to because I can use hers (notwithstanding the fact that I need to drive 2 hours to Bendigo to do that... maybe she just wants me to go home more often... hmmmm).Thanks again Ms Curly Pops for the comments on my blog, I always enjoy reading them. In fact, because you are such a good commenter (is that an official word?? oh well, it is now) and have been the second person ever to link to my pages, I'm going to send you a little pressie. Look out in your email address for a note from me.
Hope you find the time soon-looks a bit tricky!
You'll love it once you dive in, Cam! OL's are great!! I can't imagine not using one now. Take the time to figure it out. So what if you stuff up a bit. It just means you'll learn faster! :o)
Gosh, it looks confusing. Don't you just hate reading instruction manuals! Although you are lucky you got one - my friend bought an overlocker on ebay and it didn't come with a manual! In the end she had to email someone who was selling the same thing and bought a photocopy of the manual off them!
Wow, look at all the things an overlocker can do in Crafty Things comment...maybe I need one too?!
Learn girl!! OL are awesome! My mum gave me one for Xmas and although they are extremely speedy and have a mind of their own, they certainly make sewing easier.
Ohhh.. I have overlocker envy! I so want one, but like you am a little daunted by trying to learn how to use it (the threading scares me). Have fun once you get a chance to play with it!
Oh! My mum bought one off ebay for me for Christmas and I walk past it every day and think of all the cool things I could do with it... and then get scared. I totally hear you! It's really just a matter of "where on earth do I start with this thing?!"
I hope you are able to use it real soon. I find reading the insturctions can take forever but it is worth it in the end. Cheers Kyla
I understand, I'd be exactly the same! I still haven't tried the buttonhole feet on my sewing machine because it all seems too hard. :P
Cam.... are you serious???? I'd love to get my hands on one of these! Get to it girl!
i haven't tried to use mum's overlocker yet either... way too scared without her. You go first and let me know!!
Ever since I borrowed my daughter's serger, I want one for myself. It makes sewing clothes so much easier and faster! I encourage you to try it out soon!
I miss my overlocker so much. I was lucky enough to learn when I was a child and had my mother at hand to help.You won't regret the time invested in learning.
Give it a whirl, have you got a local Janome dealer?? Ask for some demos they would be more than happy I am sure, threading is the most daunting, but once learnt you will be whizzing stuff up all over the place..
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