The floor in my new sewing studio is still not done. As I tried to be patient this week and sew in my little back-bedroom makeshift studio, I consoled myself by doing what anyone would do… I bought a new serger! I picked the Juki MO-1000 from AllBrands.com.
A few years ago I promised myself that I wouldn’t get another serger until I could have one with air threading, and here she is! A sister to my straight stitch Juki TL-2010Q, lol. I first saw this serger at Quilt Market last year.
Now, cutting serger threads is fun, not despair!
The new looper threads just run through the tension disks and down into these little holes. When I push the button, an burst of air shoots them out in the right place.
There is a little more to it than that, but it’s super easy. I watched the Crafty Gemini’s video about it once and had it down. 🙂
To be fair, I have only had the machine a couple days and had time to play with her a few times. I did some mending (sewed up a couple split seams) and sewed through a bunch of scrap fabric. I LOVE how smooth sounding she is and the huge catcher bin.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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I’m so excited to bring you a mini quilt pattern from one of my very favorite designers… Sedef Imer from Down Grapevine Lane. Her beautiful blog is one of my favorites, plus she recently released the book Quilt Petite… which is all about mini quilts! Sedef named this darling and modern mini quilt ‘Bolt.’
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What fun!! My serger threads the old fashioned way, but my next one will be like yours! Congratulations on the new addition to your sewing room. I know you will put it to great use.
You are going to love your new Juki serger. Had mine for about a year and it is so easy to use and very reliable. Good choice!
I am embarrassed to say that I bought my serger a year ago and have never used it . (Fear!) My mother had just died and that must have spurred "something" in my sowjo. I’m looking for a serger guide. Any suggestions?
When I first started using a serger I found a little book at my library called Sewing With Sergers. https://amzn.to/2aPAnf3. I loved it so much that I bought my own copy, lol. It has cute old fashioned illustrations and really awesome information. And it’s a great size to keep close for reference. Good luck!
Bought this serger three yes ago LOVE it!!! Super easy to use and change threads. Easy to adjust. Enjoy the new baby she will bring you years of fun sewing. My last juki server now my travel machine thirty yes old and still runs like a champ.
LOVE the huge catch basin!! that’s fabulous.
I have the Juki MO-51e. Although it’s manually threaded, I figured out a trick to make that lower looper threading a BREEZE. I’ll cut and re-thread my machine on a whim anytime. I really do love the Juki – my sewing machine is a Juki Exceed.
I look at the Exceeds at every market, and think my studio needs one, lol! Thanks for sharing about your serger – I’m not surprised you love it. xoxo
I love Juki! I have three machines, including the older 735 serger. Unfortunately it does not have air threading, but still pretty easy to use. Great Juki service too.
I’m so pleased to hear that about an older Juki – and not at all surprised! xoxo