Monday, August 9, 2010

How would your life be better with a serger?

Sew, Mama, Sew is currently hosting a giveaway for a Husqvarna Viking Serger s21 ($1199 retail value)! So cool!!!

How would my life be better with a serger?....

This post started out very differently. I started to tell you how much fun I have had making clothing with my serger for friends and family and the projects I had in store. I started to tell you about me returning my MIL Ann's serger to her after borrowing it for almost a year. But when it comes down to it, the items I can make with a serger are merely a means to an end. What I really love about owning a serger is what I love about owning a sewing machine: I LOVE seeing the look on the faces of my friends and family when I give them something meaningful and personal that I have made with my own hands. I love seeing their eyes light up with joy and happiness. It makes me very happy and I feel very proud of myself. So how would my life be better? Well, I'd be able to expand what I am able to do with a serger (because the model I have been using is pretty basic - plus I have to give it back this weekend), which will lead to me using it more and more to make gifts for people, which will lead to eyes lighting up with joy and happiness, which will lead to me be even happier and even more proud of myself!

I know, I know...pretty sappy. But so true for me!

If you're still interested in seeing some of the projects I made with Ann's serger keep reading. If not, know that I am crossing my fingers and hoping that I'll be the winner!

Happy Quilting!

This pillowcase made from Joel Dewberry Orange Damask and Almond and Orange Sparrow prints from the Aviary collection modeled by baby Gabby:
This pillowcase dress made from Sandi Henderson Spring Playful Paisley and Turquoise Henna Garden prints from t he Farmer's Market collection:
This garden dress made from Alexander Henry Blakely print from the Fashionista collection and a blue and white polka dot fabric I haven't been able to identify (it was a kit from Oh So Sassy):
This pillowcase dress I made for Gracyn from Amy Butler Lotus fabrics:

My brother's girlfriend Samantha asked if I could make her nieces matching outfits with a butterfly theme. One of my purchases during the big Westminster sale at I posted about  was several yards of these Del Hi prints by Valori Wells:
This will be my first project on my new serger! They are going to be so cute!

Thanks for stopping by so I could share with you!

Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How adorable! I love your creations! ♥