Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Serger Time

My Serger is The Best!

Meet my serger. 

He doesn't have a name yet, but I tell you what, I LOOOOOVE it.  So, this month's post is dedicated to my buddy the Janome AirThread 2000D.  

When deciding what my September Janome project would be, I thought, my birthday dress! (It's this month!) I would sew my full outfit on my Horizon Memory Craft 15000 and use only "sewing" mode! It's an embroidery/sewing machine and I call him Mano.  

My past Janome projects always contained embroidery along with sewing. One project is "Pants for KC" linked here I never really highlighted my serger buddy, I just used him to complete my projects. In this post I'll feature him because he deserves the spotlight!

As garment sewists, we use our sergers to finish the insides of our garments or on knits, which include a bit of sewing machine work to complete a project. In my Facebook Sewing Group, I hosted a Teach-A-Long.  It's like a sew along but I try to teach the masses something new.  The project I chose was leggings.  Leggings you say?  Yes! Leggings. I took a poll and the masses said Yes!

Currently, leggings are worn by most, they are quick and easy to make and you can make them completely using your serger. For this teach-a-long I have Zoom recordings of classes that show you what you need to do to produce leggings that fit and appeal to you and your body. The classes are downloadable.   

One Zoom legging class is devoted to understanding your serger.  It involves threading your serger, understanding your stitches, adjusting your tension, tying off and I touch on differential feed and as we move forward I even cover fitting.  For this WHOLE Teach-A-Long my Janome AirThread 2000D is the πŸŒŸSTAR🌟 of the show and again I encourage everyone to use their serger on this project! I even had a few inquire about my JANOME buddy! LOL!!!!

Prep Work S8424
Class Demo's

My serger was acting like a champ during my demo's. I did mention that I Love him dearly in this post and in the video classes too.πŸ’•  This machine is super duper easy to thread and it takes the time out of prep work needed to start a project. THE STITCHES are always perfect and make me look like a Pro! πŸ˜‚ LOL!!  

Magic Happens!

Ready to go!!

Both of my project leggings are made completely on the AirThread 2000D. The white fabric and abstract printed fabric are cotton spandex. It's a two way stretch fabric that the machine handles like a dream. I used a 4 thread safety stitch for each project. The white leggings have a contrast panel of mesh and stretch lace which also sew nicely on this machine. I want to move forward with some new feet and discover what else this serger can do for me.  That is something major I can share with the group.

These got the fire started in the Group! S8212

Below I'm sharing a serger demo in which I show you how to remove serger threads without the dreaded "seam ripper". The stitching was provided by my AirThread 2000D. Although you see them being taken out, know that they went back in and my mistake corrected. LOL!!!

Talk Soon,