Karen's Blog – March 2012 Archive (3)

My new overlocker cover!

So here is my new overlocker cover.  I decided it should show something it could do rather than the sewing machine, so I did some decorative rows of flatlock stitch, alternating between loops up and bars up, instead of adding lots of applique.  I need to buy thread for it in more colours, but the red I has worked well. I just had to add the heart and some more machine embroidery.…

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Added by Karen on March 19, 2012 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

My new sewing machine cover

Well my new overlocker needs a cover, so I decided to make a new one for the sewing machine too. Thought I'd do the sewing machine one first as technically it was a simpler shape.  I then proceeded to make it complicated by using patchwork and machine embroidery and applique.  As I have never learnt the correct way to do patchwork I had trouble with the presser foot making pleats in the fabric when I added machine embroidery.  However, I enjoyed myself and I love the end result so that's all…

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Added by Karen on March 14, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

My new Janome 9300DX serger/overlocker

Okay, as I said I want to replace my Riccar so I can use some different feet.  After going boss-eyed reading up on Elna, Bernina, Janome, Babylock and Juki (yes I know there are more but they were all recommended by someone!) I have decided that on my budget (max £500, about $796) I would go with Janome.  My sewing machine is a Janome DC3050 and it was supplied by my local service engineer.  I had a chat with him and he said  I would get everything I want from the new 9300DX and the money I…

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Added by Karen on March 9, 2012 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

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