It’s obviously been tested in the factory, and it works perfectly. Any problems will be my fault!
Colour coded tension dials. Each thread has a colour assigned, and there is a threading diagram inside the front cover.
The little box of bits
Sorry about the fuzzy pic – but you can see on the left, my first attempt. On the right, my second attempt. Much better. 11.09am
Attempt number 2 – an almost perfect cuff. 11.12am
Completed hat and pants. 1.19pm
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Since I’d never touched an overlocker before I went to the shop to try threading it. And today was the first time I’ve ever used one. So I’m pretty impressed that I was able complete two items (including unboxing, reading the manual, making a pattern for the pants and cutting all the pieces), in just over two and a half hours.
I’ve been told that overlockers can be fiddly, hard to get the tensions right, impossible to thread, etc. So many people told me that they have an overlocker that they never use because it is so cantankerous, I am thrilled with this one – it couldn’t have been easier. Of course, I am still crap at driving it, but I haven’t broken anything yet, or needed to take myself to hospital, so I’m impressed, and given my limited experience, I would recommend this model to anyone.
3 thoughts on “Unboxing the overlocker”
Good work on the pants and hat. Mine doesn’t have the colour coded bits, so I really like it on yours. not all overlockers are cantankerous little sh*ts I think, as mine has worked fine from day 1. It’s just different from a sewing machine. Have fun with yours. If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend the next few days overlocking EVERYTHING!
I think some people just get freaked out because overlockers are much more industrial than their domestic sewing machines.
It does help if you are very, very clever.