Monday, August 4, 2008

Overlocking along....


Well it's taken me over a year, but my Ebay overlocker has finally been switched on and stitched up!

My in-laws came over for lunch yesterday so my mother-in-law gave me a quick overlocker lesson. It took me half an hour of searching the house to find the power cord (for some reason it had ended up packed away in the study).

My overlocker is a little different to my mother-in-laws but she worked it out quick smart. We just had to play around with the tension a bit to get the stitching correct.

My next challenge is to use some of the beautiful corduroy that Sherrin sent me to make a pair of pants, but I think I might make a pair of cotton drill pants with the overlocker first before I try with corduroy.

Wish me luck....I'm going to need it!

16 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Now you will wonder how you ever managed without one! It will work a treat on the corduroy!

Christie said...

No luck needed, have fun, overlockers rock!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Nice one!

From memory corduroy was the first fabric I used with my Janome overlocker and it didn't give me any grief. The only thing that you need to watch out for is corduroy lung ... because all the fluff comes off as it goes through the blades! I have to get my vacuum out as soon as I've finished each project.

jesska said...

Looking good! I have an overlocker collecting dust, but hoping to build up my sewing skills before I tackle that one... bit scary at the moment.

Cosy said...

Oooohh, your overlocker looks so cool! Hope you have fun driving it.

(Thanks for entering my giveaway - good luck!!)

Carolyn

Super Monkey said...

Way to go! My grandmother's overlocker is in my mum's cupboard and I can feel it staring at me from here.

Michelle

Jodie said...

You've inspired me. I have borrowed one some time ago and not even plugged it in yet - keep us posted on your progress.

Drewzel said...

Yay! So glad you gave it a go! Now you'll go overlocking crazy...

sparklygreenknickers said...

Once you get into the swing of it, you'll love it! Mine's jammed at the moment (awaiting a service), and I am feeling a little lost without it :(

Nathalie Brault said...

Cool looking overlocker. I just love mine couldn't live without it. Go girl go! By te way I'm having a giveaway for my fist year blogoversary. Could you invite some friend and come over? That would be cool. Thanks and have a terrific day.

Leni and Rose said...

Lookin good so far!

Danielle said...

Well done with the overlocker! Am sure the cord pants will work out beautifully :)

Marita said...

Good on you. No more fear, overlocking is fun!

Beth J said...

Congratulations! You are so brave! Best of luck, can't wait to see the results.

Just the other day I was eyeing off a very reasonably priced overlocker introductory course at Camberwell Sewing Center, bring along any machine and they'll sort you out on how to thread and set tension... I'm terrible, I still haven't booked in though. Heheheh.

Linda said...

it's great you are up and running!! you won't look back I am sure :)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you've figured out how to use it! Now I'm jealous and want one :)