trystanthegypsy wrote:I do have a serger but it's pretty new (well new to me) and I haven't figured out how to change the thread colour (re-thread it) yet... it came threaded with black :)
All done, I just have to add a button! Not sure if I'm gonna sell this one in my store or keep it... I ended up folding the fur over the lining on the bottom.
Commercial patterns are definitely frustrating. Not sure if I'll continue to use this one or not...
Here's a trick to changing thread colors. You basically cut the existing thread and tie the new thread to its end with a single knot then gently pull all the threads through the system. Here it is step-by-step:
*Cut the black thread at the top ends (close to the spools).
*Remove the black spools.
*Put the new color spools on the machine.
*Tie the new color thread ends to the snipped black thread.
*Carefully pull the threads through the entire system as you jocky the wheel (forward and back a bit so as not to pull the thread too hard).
*When you get to the eye of the needle the knot of the threads will probably not fit through so there you may have to cut and hand thread. Sometimes though the entire 3 or 4 threads change through just gently pulling through the system.
*If all else fails, read the manual. ;-) Hope this helps.