I just found out about a giveaway on the SewMamaSew blog for a brand new Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger. Me want!
My daughter would LOVE it if I could get a serger, for several reasons.
First of all, she’d have better access to my sewing machine. This kid is a sewing machine, no pun intended, and makes pillowcases, doll quilts, and little tote bags like there’s no tomorrow. Right now my machine is in the middle of her project making doll pjs. I’ve gotten her a real sewing machine of her very own, but she prefers mine. Savvy girl knows I can’t resist when she says “But it’s so much easier to sew when the machine is set into the table!”
Second, she’d no longer have to deal with hairy clothes. Hairy clothes? Hairy clothes. This is what happens when you sew clothes for your kids with a straight stitch. When you wash them, and sometimes even before, the fabric unravels and creates ‘hairs’ on the inside of her clothes. Yes, I can and have gone over the seams with an interlock stitch (39, on my Pfaff) but it would be much easier with a serger than having to do the zig stitch down right/straight stitch up/zig stitch down left/straight stitch up dance.
Third, in addition to being the only kid I know of with her own sewing machine, she can move on to being the only kid in her entire 900-student school who knows how to use a serger. She sews, for real, on real machines. I teach her what to do, how to do it, and supervise while she learns it. Believe it or not, this girl has my permission to use my $2000 Pfaff when I am out of the house.
Fourth, she’d be able to make more pillowcases. She’s made dozens and dozens already, but has run out of friends to give her ‘hairy’ pillowcases to. With a serger, she’d be able to start donating them to ConKerr Cancer.
Me? I want a serger too. I’d love to be able to serge the seams on her clothes to make them more durable. (I have a tomboy who likes skirts, so the patchwork skirts that I make for her require frequent repair because they got caught while climbing a tree or under her hands when doing twirls on the playground bars. I love the idea of being able to make a real lettuce hem on a shirt. I’ve been wanting a serger for quite a long time. I’ve been quilting for more than 10 years, and love it. Since my daughter was born (she’s now 8) I’ve been making more and more clothes for her and her dolls. I love it when she tells me and others that I’m the best sewer in the world!
I’m so hoping that we win!