Still nothing made to blog since I started this thing but I have tonight been playing with my new buy from ebay. A huskylock 550D overlocker. It is brilliant. I have never used an overlocker before (apart from one I borrowed to try out) and I was worried I would have no idea what to do. However, this machine seems so simple to use. The stitches seem pretty good too and I haven't had to adjust the tension at all so far, that will come as I get better at the machine and learn more of what it can do.
Excuse the kitchen table and the mess, I was playing with lots of different fabric.
Here are a couple of samples of the stitches. It's a bit hard to see but seems to have worked well. I did have a go at finishing off the ends too (not in pics) and I'm pretty happy with how that worked. I can see this machine is going to get lots of use.
Lightweight cotton fabric (to become a shirt for Mr. 2.5yr)
Lightweight knit fabric.
Now I just need to get my sewing space organised with the new horn cabinet I bought at a garage sale for the bargain price of $100. Then I'll have no excuses.