Saturday, February 27, 2010
Who's the Scaredy Cat???
I came to this realization the other day when my machine was in "the shop" and I needed to finish the New Look 6922 knit top I was working on. Then the thought dawned on me, "hey, you could just use your serger to finish the entire knit top". Man you would've thought I was being asked to give up my first born. There was no way that I would consider such a thing so I quickly dismissed the thought.
I know it may seem a little extreme but for me there's just something so uncomfortable about the notion of solely using a Serger to construct a garment---such as a knit---which is seen in RTW clothes sewn in factories. I have a computerized Husqvarna Viking Huskylock with all the bells and whistles (it even has a safety stitch), but I only use it for finishing a garment or to coverstitch. I love my machine and feel as though I use it like a pro but the thought of accidentally cutting off too much fabric or screwing up a curve would just devastate me. You know once it's cut, it's cut. It's just a risk I don't want to take. It's so sad--I know! LOL!!!
So my question to you is are you a "Scaredy cat" like me (nothing wrong with that of course) or do you use your Serger to courageously and completely sew certain garment? If you do, what gives you such courage?