Saturday, January 14, 2012

Simple to Thread.

Just follow the colors throughout the threading process. Oh, the things you will be able to create with an overlock. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. If you have a spool of thread on the purple stand just guide it through the purple tension adjuster and thread it through all the channels which are marked with a purple dot. Accordingly, do the same with the other 4 thread spools and colors. So simple. Even a gecko can do it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Spazzy Serger Chronicles

  This is the first installment of the blog where I will chronicle my thoughts, efforts, attempts and follies while learning how to use my new Pffaf 4.0 Coverlock/Serger.  No, it is not a sewing machine, but an additional accessory to my sewing room corner of my bedroom.

Day 1.
   Open box.  Check to for all parts and pieces listed on the list of contents.   Check.  It's all there.   Take out destruction instruction manual.  Read it.  Read it again.  Stare at box.

Day 2.
   Find the dvd which is supposed to contain "complete step-by-step threading guide".   Figure out how to turn on television and our dvd/vcr player without the help of my kids.   After a while of pushing all input buttons on both remotes, shut power down to all components.  Wait for kids to arrive home from school.  Stare at box while waiting.