Friday, 24 August 2012
I can overlock!
Meet my New Best Friend!
There is a bit of history with this overlocker. It has been in the family for about 20 years and I remember my Mum had it free when she bought a sewing machine at a local craft show. My sister, who had just finished her Fashion and Textiles Degree, took possession of it and she lent it to me a while ago when I started dressmaking.
It hadn't been used for a while and didn't have a fused plug on it and it stayed in the corner of my sewing space with a metaphorical label on it saying 'scary metal thing'. A trip over the border to Cheltenham spurred me on to conquer my fear of the overlocker. I saw one in a charity shop for sale for £60 and I thought 'this is silly, I've got one of those sat in the corner at home'. So, when we got back Mr HoffiCoffi got me a new fused plug (for the princely sum of 75 pence!) and he put the plug on for me. I cleaned, oiled and re-threaded inside (bit of shouting, bit of unnecessary jabbing with a very long pair of tweezers) and I got it working! Look!
I was jumping up and down happy. I am a proper grown up who sews now!
This hat was done in the blink of an eye!
I'm so pleased I have overcome my overlocker fear and I'm surely not the only one who feels like this about the scary 'lots of threads and levers and blades' monster! My advice - feel the fear and sew it anyway! :)