Sunday, September 25, 2011


OK, I've spent the past week getting to know my new Babylock Evolution serger.  I am comfortable with the 4 thread overlock stitch and the cover stitch.  The workbook is fabulous in that it has real pictures and not just drawings as with the owners manual.

I must admit that I was surprised that my old 13yr old Elna was very advanced in that it is digital with a computer screen and auto everything. . The Evolution as great as it is; is to me rather basic in that you must set everything i.e., stitch width, length and tension.  The threading guide is a separate trifold heavily laminated document that can be kept in a handy place and tolerate a lot of use.  That being said, I just love not having to fool with the loopers.  The jet air threader is almost unbelievable which makes threading the needles a snap.  I think after a few classes and more experimenting I'll be up to snuff with everything.  I think I'm a little intimated by that large box of feet that was an add-on.  After all, I never ever used any additional feet with the Elna; of course I just did basic stuff.

So far I've made four tops for my daughter, three for me and a skirt for granddaughter, Trinity Grace.  They scooped their things up so fast that I didn't get a chance to photograph them.

My good friend who lives in North West Florida (about 3 hours from me) called with news that Nancy
Zieman will be at a three day workshop (Oct. 6-8) at Ruthie's Notions in Baker, Florida which is only a few minutes from her.  I went to the website and found that the cost is only $98. for three days.  I registered online immediately.  This is the least expensive sewing event I been to in many many years.  My friend invited me to stay with her so my only additional expenses will be gas and food.  YEA!  I'm so looking forward to doing this.


  1. Glad you're enjoying your new serger. I wish I lived closer to Ruthie's. I see on her website that she has the best sewing classes and people at her shop.

  2. Congratulations on your new serger, and may you have fun at the workshop!