Pat on the Back and Something New

I'm all smiles and quite proud of my self this week because I finally taught myself how to use a serger.


I scored this Bernina serger at the thrift store several years ago for the insane price of 20 bucks.  Crazy…right?

With the help of Youtube I finally sat down a couple of weeks ago and figured it out!!

I know, I know.  Using a serger is not rocket science and now I realize that.  I don't know why I let this sit and collect dust for so long.  Using a serger is FABULOUS :->

I immediately was inspired to dive into my extensive (can you say hoarder) fabric collection and make some pillow covers.  I think it's a great way to finally whittle down the inventory and share the vintage fabric love.




These are just a sample of what I made so far, there are many more in my shop and I am adding more every day.   

8 thoughts on “Pat on the Back and Something New

  1. omgosh! Me too on the serger! Two and a half years ago I asked for one for Christmas. Just last month I took it out of the box and figured it out. WHEE! I’m in love with sewing little girl’s clothes all over again. Seriously–the garments almost look as nice on the inside as they do on the outside now. LOVE it!! (love your pillows, too!)


  2. Bravo to you!! I have been debating whether or not to get one and where I could store it. It sounds like you are having fun and those fabrics (especially the train) are soo gorgeous!


  3. Were we separated at birth? I too bought a serger (used) from a sewing guild gal who was nice enough to give me a lesson … three years ago. I still haven’t tackled it but now I think I must!! I had (and still do) big plans for all the things I was going to make using it. 🙂


  4. I admit, I’m putting off getting a Surger still. It is that threading that I fear most. Funny you should mention about using You Tube to teach yourself something. I use that every time I need to know anything like how to change the string on a weedeater, how to unstop a toilet, etc. Free advice. Kudos to you for sticking with it. Love the pillows. Keep on Sewing…thanks for sharing.


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