Vintage Inspired Apron

This is the November 29 Baby Lock Serger Class at both Wimmer’s locations:
Ogden from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and
Layton from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you are nearby, I would love to have you join us.
Go to Wimmer’s Web site to sign up.
The pattern is Simplicity 1221.
I modified it to be sewn entirely on the serger.
Instead of purchased binding,
we will make custom binding using the binder attachment.

The patch pocket is sewn on using the chain stitch.

The ties are finished off with a rolled hem.
This would make a lovely,
new apron for you to wear during your Christmas baking,
– or –
it would make a thoughtful gift for someone special.
Do you use your serger for more than just finishing seams?
Let me know in the comment section.
Thanks for visiting today.

Candy Corn Garland

Here’s a papercrafting project that also uses a bit of sewing, or serging, as the case may be.
This garland is hanging from the side window of my cute, backyard potting shed.
The candy corn cut file is a free download from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
I cut the card stock on my Cricut Maker and for each candy corn,
I cut two of each of the yellow and orange components
( one for the front and one for the back)
because I knew the back side would show since it was going to hang in a window.
That way my candy corn is double sided.
I’ve seen a number of paper, felt, fabric, etc. garlands stitched together with the sewing machine.

That is an effective way to quickly make garland, but if you have a coverstitch serger,
the chain stitch gives you more flexibility in designing your garland.
When using a sewing machine, the candy corn would have to be right next
to each other because sewing machines are not meant to sew without something under the needle.
But a serger allows you to endlessly chain off without anything passing under the needle.
I spaced my candy corn pieces about 12-15 inches apart from one another.
That way I didn’t have to spend a lot of time making numerous candy corn pieces,
but I could still make my garland the length I needed to drape in front of my window.
I used Coats and Clark polyester sewing thread in the needle,
and I used Sulky 12 weight thread in the chain looper.

And I set my stitch length to 1.

That combination gave me a nice, sturdy chain for my garland.
I will definitely be putting my Cricut Maker and
my Baby Lock Triumph to use making more
seasonal garland in the upcoming months.
Do you make your own garland?
Do you use papercrafting, quilting, sewing, or something else?
I would love to hear about your garland decorating endeavors.
Please leave a comment, I enjoy hearing from you all.