Sunday, 1 August 2010

I've bought an overlocker

After much agonising and saving I've finally taken the plunge and bought an overlocker. I've bought it from ebay so please keep your fingers crossed it's ok but I really couldn't wait the huge amount of time it would have taken to save up enough for a new one.

Anyway it's a Frister and Rossman Epochlock and I can't wait to get going with it. I'm very excited about the possibilities that an overlocker brings but also a bit apprehensive about the learning curve involved in mastering the machine. I don't like the learning curves I want to be able to sit down and make stuff straight away... impatient I know :)

Just had a thought if you're not sure what an overlocker is, this is how I explained it to my friend when she asked,

It's a sewing machine that's designed especially for sewing knit fabric ie t-shirts fabric. It seams, trims the fabric and finishes the seam all in one go. if you look at the inside seams on your t-shirts they've been sewn on an overlocker. Also known as a serger in the States.

4 comments:

Kerry said...

HI Nikki- I bet you're going to love that Overlocker-my fingers are crossed!

Nikki said...

I'll just have to make myself use it as soon as it arrives so I don't get intimidated by it ;)

Bree said...

I borrowed one from my mom a few months ago & still haven't manged to use it - I'm too scared! I hope you get along well with yours!

Nikki said...

They are quite different from a sewing machine and although I have used it a wee bit I'm still a bit scared of it. Definitely worth having a go though especially if you love knit fabric like I do.

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