|My New Paper Weight|
It finally arrived on Friday. I was so excited! I spent all day Saturday and Sunday morning trying to use it. I am sad to report that I haven't been able to get it to sew anything at all. I read the reviews for all sergers and I was well aware that people couldn't get them threaded or working properly, but I just assumed it wouldn't happen to me. I would read instructions. I would watch and follow the DVD tutorials. I am smart.
After spending hours threading and rethreading it, reading the instruction manual, watching the DVD tutorials over and over and feeling less and less smart, it won't sew. It sews for about an inch, then gets all tangled. Something is definitely wrong.
Before I throw this thing out the window (which sounds really satisfying right now), I am going to stop in the Viking store at JoAnn's today and see if they have a class sometime soon. At least that way I can find out if this is a bum machine or I am just doing something incorrectly. Right now it is a heck of an expensive paper weight, but not much else.
Did you ever get it to work? I am considering one.ReplyDelete
I did get it to work... (http://thesewinglab.blogspot.com/2012/04/serger-part-two.html) and I am really happy with the machine. I have never owned a different serger, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I am happy with it so far. Good luck!Delete