I have a confession to make. It’s bad. I’ve hidden it from my family and friends, but I think they know. My husband has long suspected and kept my secret- he’s never mentioned it or tried to get me to see a professional, but I think as a tech person it secretly shames him.
Gentle reader, please don’t despise me- I want to be better, but I am weak and lazy. I hate my serger. I think it even hates me too a little. I know when I brought it home I said I would try, but I look at it and it jams. I breathe near it and the thread breaks. Please don’t think I don’t edge finish! I do! Like it’s a religion! But I do a pinked edge and 2 passes with a tight zigzag stitch.
Is there someone out there that knows of a Double needle Phobia? Am I the only one that finds their serger to be like handing nice fabric to a hungry stegasaurus? All I do is wrestle with it until it decides to jam and free the helpless textile victim from its angry clutches?! I even picture it behind me waiting,waiting for it’s Speilbergian moment to come and it will gnaw my leg off and eat all of my fabric.
I know most sewists adore their sergers. I even visualize some of them in Corona commercial poses sharing a cold one with their sarong-wrapped Bernina as I cast hostile glances at mine from across the room! I’ll bet some of you even have it on your Christmas card…’Joyeux Noel from Flash and I…..’
I need to take a step back from the issue and focus on the positive.
1. It makes a fine cat perch!
2. It holds extra pattern pieces up away from the dachsies!
3. It makes anyone who passes by the Sewer’s Bordello impressed by it’s professional look!
…ok, thats all I can think of. So I’m looking for advise from all of you that know better than I. Serging is another step toward professional looking garments and having it and not using it just bothers my thrifty/cheap soul. Can this relationship be saved?