New Serger & My Sewing Studio!

Actually, I planned to write this post some time ago. In fact, I was writing it when my laptop died and lost everything I had written, and short after that, my sewing machine broke for the first time (I honestly believe that all the machines around me have evil plans against my happiness). So now I’m writing this on my boyfriend’s computer and I don’t have my sewing machine with me because it’s broken again (I think that the guys at the repair shop never fixed it right…). All the photos you’re going to see are pre-catastrophe. But, despite all my misfortunes, I’m not curled in my sofa eating ice-cream (yet) because… I’ve got a new toy: my serger!!

The thing is that my lovely boyfriend (let’s call him Mr. SilverLining. And he’s reading this, so I should say again how lovely is he) gave me some financial help so I could buy a serger/overlock. Immediately after it, I started an epic quest for the perfect one! After reading really good things about Brother, Juki and Elna sergers, I was able to find a fantastic deal for the Brother 4234D. And here it is, my friends!

That's my baby!
That’s my baby!

I’ve had it for a month and a half, and so far I’m really happy with it!! It has differential feed and adjustable presser foot pressure, so it handles all kinds of fabrics nicely. Also, you can use it with 2,3 or 4 threads and, after some time fiddling with the tension dials, I achieved some truly beautiful stitches! It’s quite easy to thread, although I can’t compare it with lots of other sergers: I’ve only used the ones at my lingerie course classroom, which were old models (by Bernette, I think) and a nightmare to thread!

With a new serger in the family, I decided that was about time to find a permanent place for sewing in my house (I was sewing at the kitchen table at that moment. Not a good idea.). So, I added a new table to the existing studio, where Mr. SilverLining keeps his PC and all his techie-stuff. Now I have enough space to keep my serger and my (currently dead) sewing machine in one place, and I could even work there on my laptop (currently even more dead).  So, I’m waiting impatiently for my machine to be fixed because I have the perfect place for sewing… but I can’t sew yet!!

They get along really well!
They get along really well!

Do you like my sewing studio? And what do you think about my sewing machine? Will it ever return to life? And I’m not going to ask if you’re jealous of my serger, because… I know you are 😉


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