October sewing bits

- Life of Johanna, Shopping

BabyLock serger class

I was finally able to get a BabyLock class at my dealer last week. Only like nine months after I bought my BabyLock Imagine serger! They do recommend that one waits for a bit, but I hadn’t plan that it would take this long. But a long wait list, a canceled class and me dragging my feet too are what caused the delay.

Getting free classes is one of the reasons I buy my machines from local dealers that I know and trust. They are such a wealth of information and every time I’m in the sewing machine store I learn new thinsg. Waiting for the class is also why I haven’t done a review of the machine yet, but now I have no more excuses!

A sewing lamp

I bought a sewing lamp! When I took my class I noticed they had really good working light. Luckily they also sold this model and it was on sale, so I was able to snag the display model which was the only one left. The bad news is that when I unpacked the lamp I realised that they had forgotten to pack the clamp that is needed to attach the lamp to the desk. As I’m currently overwhelmed with stuff that needs to be done ASAP I haven’t had the energy to call the store and ask them for the clamp. Sometimes even the smallest tasks can feel overwhelming, especially since the heating in our apartment went bust this weekend, so I had to make calls for that and it took all my energy. Luckily they finally managed to solve the problem this morning!

On my sewing table

This is the current state of the Fehr Trade Surf to Summit top, it’s not a ton left to do, but I haven’t sewn anything non-book related in weeks. Hopefully, I will find some time to finish it this week, I don’t like to have looming unfinished objects in my sewing corner. It’s not good sewing feng shui for me!

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    November 7, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I took my Babylock class about a month after I bought the machine and to be honest I was challenged to remember 1/2 of what she showed me! I do love my machine! They threw in the full set of extra feet with it which I have yet to take advantage of! I always tell myself I’m going to try something “fancy” with my next project and then I get going…I’m making a second Toaster Sweater in a beautiful fleece right now -LOVE this pattern!

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      November 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      I too got the extra feet, I love the elastic one and use it every time I need to stablise a shoulder seam and such with clear elastic. But apart from that one mine are also still unused for the most part. I do want to learn the piping one too soon

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    November 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I’m loving the look of the top. I love the blue and white. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with suff… so much always going on. I hope you get a break when your book comes out.

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      November 8, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you! Yes I have planned for some much-needed rest after this project is done, so I won’t start anything big for quite a while again. But I do have some new ideas for sewing books and such, but not until 2019 🙂

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