So, look what I bought today. Imagine! A Babylock Imagine! I was VERY nervous purchasing this, but I know that I have to go to the next level of professionalism if I am going to sell my sewing services. Plus, I just really want to make rolled edges for linens and have really nice finished ruffles!
I already have a simple Singer serger, bought on a whim at Wal-Mart years ago, but it has never been used. Why? Well, first because I didn't know better and pulled the threads out so I could learn to thread it. Right. I'm sure you sergers know my mistake there. Second because I just don't have the room in my brain or time to read how to use it, and I couldn't get anyone to really sit with me and teach me. Finally, after using the lovely computerized embroidery sewing machine for four years that cuts the threads and threads the needle for me, I just couldn't make myself get on with the Singer. I tried to make do, but I had seen the Babylock Imagine that sucks the threads in and automatically adjusts the tension way back when I purchased the embroidery sewing machine, and it has been on my mind ever since. I bought several feet to do cording and rolled edges on the sewing machine, but I knew that it just didn't look as good as any serged job would do.
Well, today was the day. I called the sewing machine shop checking prices and heard that today was the "last day" of the sale with six extra feet (including the ruffler and two cording feet) and six months same as cash. I get free sessions with the ladies to learn how to use it and can go to classes there and make projects.
I was too nervous to stay for a learning session, so we just did a quickie threading - whoosh! very simple! - and I serged and cut some fabric and did a rolled hem. I'm very excited about the rolled hem and linens option.
So, NOW what do I do? What is your favorite project for your serger, and what can I serge to sell that will help me pay back my six-month-same-as-cash purchase?