ooh, baby - a brother!

A Brother serger, that is!  Jared surprised me with one for my birthday.  I've been dreaming about owning one, and even mentioned it to him in passing, but he had no idea what I was talking about.  What a sweet guy to do some research and pick out a machine all by himself!

There is something about having 12,000 yards of thread hooked into one machine that makes me feel strangely powerful.  The knife is fun too.  My floor is a mess!  There are likely a lot of serger-ific projects coming this way soon.

62 comments:

ghislaine said...

That's the same serger that I have! But I got mine second hand and saved a lot of money by purchasing it off Craig's List. I am missing the hexagonan wrench and I need to change one of the needles. I ordered a set off eBay so I hope that one of them fits so that I can get going with my serging projects!

Let me know how you like it?

That was definitely very sweet of your hubby to get that for you :).

Shell said...

How sweet and wonderful - enjoy!

Love~Bre said...

what a great idea!

BJ_Mama said...

WHat a LUCKY lady!

Tania said...

I love owning a serger, Congrats in your B-day and for your new toy!

Em said...

Oh, Congrats! I have the same one and I love it! I use it a lot but not to do anything adventurous. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

by night said...

how sweet!!! I am sooo jealous! ;-)

Cook Clean Craft said...

My husband has bought me a serger for my upcoming birthday too (OK, I bought it and told him he was giving it to me - your husband is much sweeter than mine!). I'm looking forward to some inspiration in how to use, because I don't have a clue at the moment.

Lynette said...

Happy Birthday Jill!!! What a sweet hubby to get you a serger!!! I'm a little jealous right now since my serger is broken...boohoo. Have fun!!

Nancy said...

looking forward to your projects...i've had mine since christmas and still haven't made anything yet. i'm a little intimidated by the machine.

Annette said...

Wow what a great birthday gift.
I have the same, it's sew's great...

East Coast-er Momma said...

Yeah!! I kinda feel power-less, at this point, because I don't know how to use mine quite yet. I just bought it. But I am def so excited!

Skye O. said...

covet...covet...covet....[sigh]. Have fun!

Amy said...

I'm looking for one. I can't wait to hear how you like it.

Happy birthday!

Emskyrooney said...

Yay for you! My husband bought the same one for me this year as a Christmas surprise! I love it but I love it even more since he did so much research on it- even signing up for machine store newsletters and things!

Andréann said...

What a great bday gift!!
I'm jealous :P
Looking forward to see what you make with that!!!

..And Happy Birthday!

MaryAnne said...

Hooray!!! I own that same serger, hope you love it =)

Samantha said...

Oh, I just got that same one for Christmas! I love it, especially the fact that the needles are standard sewing machine needles! It makes making clothes so much easier {and they actually last in the wash too!}! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Aleksandra Podbereski said...

Lucky!

Natasha said...

Hoorayyyy!!! That is the exact same one I use, it's wonderful!! You will NEVER sew with knits the same again, that thing sews through them like butter.

Be warned though, MAKE SURE NOT TO SEW OVER ANY PINS! I missed one the other day & no joke, the little knife broke off & came flying at my face. No bueno.

Have fun! And please let me know if you ever figure out how to do a, um, I don't the technical name, but it's kind of a flat stitch that isn't on the edge? If that makes sense? I have yet to figure out how to do hems like aren't on the edge of the fabric.

The Cottage Mama said...

Oh how awesome for you! You just recently commented on my blog about how you wished you had a serger - well I guess your wish came true!!

I have the same serger and I L.O.V.E. it - just wait, you are going to get addicted - so much fun!!

Lindsay

Haley said...

I love sergers! Here's my list of simple serger proejcts , although I've tried a couple of new ones since I posted that. I also love finding cheap home decor fabric on sale and making tablecloths with a rolled hem around the edge.

I can't wait to see what you make!

Haley said...

Sorry for the bad link in my last comment. Let me try again: gracefuldays.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/serger-projects

Ruth & Asher said...

I'm so excited for you. I bought one for myself (a janome serger)this weekend. It's being shipped and should be here early next week. I can't wait to see what you do with yours.
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Genevieve said...

i got my mom's serger (brand new though- never used!!) last november and just started using it this year and oh.my.goodness! i love it!! i can't live without mine now :) enjoy!!

Kristi said...

Awesome! Enjoy your new toy. I love my serger and can't imagine sewing without it. Happy birthday!

Liz said...

Love this! I am hoping to get one this year! So fun!
Happy Birthday.

MizAngie said...

Ahhhhhhhh. I covet the serger!

Ana said...

What a coincidence, I ordered the same one off of Amazon the other day and am waiting for it to arrive! I am new to serging so I can't wait to get my hands on it and start experimenting.

Stephanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm a total novice and have only used a serger once. Scary. But I get excited when talented sewers get new gear. Wahoo for you!

Hobbyaholic said...

I've owned this serger for 5 years. It's a very easy one to use. I can't wait to see what your talented hands do with it. Mine only do seams and chiffon. :-)

MadAllyKat said...

I just got that same serger for my birthday a couple weeks ago! I can't wait to see what projects you come up with!

claudia said...

Your husband is great for doing all the research and all to find you that serger! Happy Birthday! (I think I am late in saying that)
I have been sewing for years...years...I never tried a serger and would not know where to begin if one were in front of me. I can't wait to see all the projects you do with yours. Maybe it will turn into something I will have to have!

Jenny said...

WOW! Congrats to you and your craft area :) Looking forward to seeing what projects you come up with :)

Jenny said...

WOW! Congrats to you and your craft area :) Looking forward to seeing what projects you come up with :)

Cole's Corner said...

YEA!!! I just got one, too. The same exact model- it should be arriving today!

I can't wait to see what you make with yours. I'm so excited to use the rolled hem... that's what I really can't wait for!!!

EHC said...

That's the serger I own too! And by reading the comments and your post, it looks like I'm not the only one.

I just tried using the gathering foot and also a rolled edge this weekend. I was very pleased with the results and the opportunity to become better friends with my serger!

Aimeé said...

I have that one, too, and I love love love it! I made a whole bunch of raglan t-shirts for CJ last year. I should remember to make some more for him now that it's spring again! I just made myself a cute dress out of a tank top and a yard of knit fabric. Easy-peasy, especially with a rolled "lettuce" hem! Have fun making comfy, stretchy maternity clothes!

Paula said...

happy birthday to you! This is the same one I have and it is lovely. I don't know the difference, but it is a decent machine.

Joanna said...

My hubby got me the same one for my b-day a few months ago, and I have to say I love it!! Happy serging!

Tammy said...

I am in total envy. I've been wanting a serger since I started sewing again. I keep reminding my husband every birthday and Christmas but he's oblivious. LOL You are so lucky!

Tracy said...

So jealous. I *think* I want one but am totally intimidated by them. I have never used one.

Kathy - mom of many said...

Wow, a lot of people have that one. I guess I should look at it. I've been wanting one. Nice to come here and get so many unsolicited reviews.

Kriss said...

I got this serger last year for Mother's Day! Don't know how I lived without it! Essential for sewing! -kriss

AutumnBrooke said...

I just got a serger this weekend too! I'm so excited you'll be posting some tutorials. I haven't even used mine yet since I've been so busy. Maybe I should get off this computer and go play with it. :P Your hubby is too sweet to have picked that up for you.

Autumn
TheFickleHobbyist.com

Erin said...

Congratulations! I have that same serger and I love it! I can't wait to see what you create with it.

Beth said...

I just got the same one (from my parents) for my birthday this weekend. I'm having fun figuring it out too - can't wait to see what you come up with!
Happy birthday to you!!!

Ashley said...

I just broke down and got one too. It was so hard to try many of the patterns online without one. I am counting on you to teach me how to mix sergers with felt. Only you, Jill...

Heidi said...

I have that same one, too! I love it. Happy serging!

Banana said...

Congratulations! I should have asked for that for my birthday!

Michelle said...

I love my serger! Congratulations to you!!

dana said...

Wait...did you not have a serger until now? HUH?

Brittany@twocrazycupcakes said...

awesome! you are so lucky! that is on my list! ;)

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the time and effort you put into your blog. I love your ideas and inspirations.

I was recently provided a "Sunshine Award" which I wanted to pass along to you as a thank you for all the beauty you bring to all of your readers. It isn't much, but it is a small symbol of my appreciation. You are such a creative woman with such wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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Jessica said...

I think that I have a similar serger as well, but I am a little intimidated by it. It was a gift from my super in-laws a couple years ago, but I'm afraid to use it!

clairebakescakes said...

I soooo want one :-) Maybe I will get one as a present for me for passing my test. LOL!
I love it :-)

Cheri said...

CONGRATS!!! Can your husband give that hint to my husband? What a fun gift! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Danielle said...

Happy birthday! I've never used a serger before and still not quite sure what they are used for or rather what else you do with them. I hope you'll explain in some later posted with projects. Have fun with it!

luvinthemommyhood said...

Ohhhhh, lucky, lucky lady! I dream of one day having one of these! Happy Serging!

Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up said...

Congrats on the new serger! I just got my first, too. I'm a Bernina girl and am very happy with it. Hope you love yours. Looking at more recent posts it appears you've already put it to good use. Yippee!

Anonymous said...

I have the same machine. I love it!!! And I love your blog. You are the best. I became a stay at home mom this year and your blob made the winter weather go by fast. I bought my serger because of you and your fun projects. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Rebekah Williams said...

I'm with Dana. You have survived without one this long? I don't have one either (and want one desperately), but knowing and seeing the amazing work you have accomplished without one gives me inspiration!

Sure love your blog!