Saturday, November 28, 2015

Dog Blankets

Hello Sewers!

My friend, Linda, gifted me with a lot of fabric some time ago
A couple of pieces of dog print fleece were among the apparel fabrics
I'm not a huge fan of fleece for myself, but these are great for my two pooches

I finished off the edges using the wave stitch on my Baby Lock Ovation serger
Quite an attractive finish for something that will soon be covered in dog hair and slobber!

It is cold and snowy here today - their new blankets will see lots of use this winter
Don't forget to keep your furry little friends warm if you are in winter weather right now

Happy serging, friends!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

How to Use the Bernina Rolled Hemmer Foot

Hey sewing friends!

Bernina offers several narrow hemmer presser feet.
If you are a Bernina owner, you know the feet are identified by numbers.
The narrow hemmer feet are numbers:
61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 68, and 69
Whew!  That's a lot of options.  Which one to choose?

First, you should determine on what type of fabric you plan to use your hemmer foot
(i.e. lightweight, medium weight, etc.)
Second, what type of stitch do you want to use
(i.e. straight, zig zag, shell)
Third, what type of hem will you mostly sew
(i.e. curved, or straight)

Now, armed with that information, head to your local Bernina dealer
and enlist the help of the knowledgeable staff
 - or -
consult your handy dandy Feetures book if you happen to own that gem

I put together this short video to give you some tips on using this presser foot:

The shell and hemmer foot is one that we use in the Bernina Customer Course.
Your sewing will have a polished, professional finish if you use it.
It is not included with your new Bernina sewing machine,
but you might want to add it to your wish list *wink*

Happy hemming!