OK. Sew Mama Sew is holding a contest for one lucky person to win a new Husqvarna Viking s21 serger. This is why I want one:
I love to sew. LOVE to sew. I love making clothes for myself and my kids. Halloween costumes, decor items, napkins, you name it. I love how I can have a creative outlet through sewing and get something pleasing and functional as an end result of a project. However, with two kids I need to be able to do any sewing quickly and accurately. I have a Singer sewing machine that I love for regular sewing. It has never done me wrong. The Singer serger that I received from a friend is another story. My friend upgraded and gave me her Singer serger and I have had nothing but problems. I had it serviced and brought back to factory specs. It worked for exactly one project. I loved using the serger! It was so fast and the seams were so nicely finished. So I moved on to my next project, changed the thread and tensions according to the manual. Then it unthreaded itself. I rethreaded it. It didn't loop. It unthreaded again. Cue swearing. This went on for weeks. I never got it working again. I finally made peace with the fact that I couldn't get it working, decided to go back to pinking shears and/or french seams, and I was much happier.
I also lost my sewing room this summer as that room is now my son's room. My sewing area is now in the hallway. I know I can survive with just my regular sewing machine, but I would love to have a reliable serger that I can move around and not have to worry that it will quit working if I look at it wrong. I might also be able to start selling things on Etsy if I had a serger and could make things quickly.
I know this entry isn't as fancy as some. I don't have pictures or video to tell my tale, just my words. I hope they convey my story and my wish for a new serger. Thanks for reading!