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Overcasting Stitch...."Over Excited" so I'm "Over Sharing"

Hi All,

So this is going to be a random post because it is my blog and I felt like sharing my excitement.  To many reading this it may not be that exciting, but because this blog is about my journey in the sewing world and I am still learning new things everyday for me it is something to talk about.

I have been wanting a serger for about 8 months now.  I have seen a lot of YouTube videos of people using it and well-known bloggers and seamstresses using it as well.  Every time I finish a garment I think to myself...If I had a serger to finish off all these raw edges it would look fantastic.

I posted about 2 months about my new Brother sewing machine (Here) that I recently purchased.  I have been using it little by little and I started wondering about the overcasting stitch.

Here is a close up of me using the overcasting foot for the first time.

Zooming out to show the stitch.  I think it would look better if the raw edges were a little cleaner. The scissors I was using were starting to dull.  Since then I have bought new, very sharp scissors.

This is a better edge that was stitched with the overcasting foot.

Sooooo.....when I started writing this post my foot was intact.  I was just attached the foot b/c I was ready to overcast a few seams that I had completed.  I was sidetracked by answering the phone. When I brought down the needle to start the stitch; I didn't realize that I did not move the needle position. Instead of breaking the needle I broke the foot.  I did go to the store yesterday and replace it though very quickly.  There was no way I was going without that foot for more than a day or feeling like my machine pieces were in complete

Everything is well in my world again and I finished the garment I was working on.  Hopefully it will be posted in the next few days.

Until Next Time.


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