Earlier in the year for my birthday I received an overlocker. (A serger for my US readers.) This was one of those things that I’ve been wanting and considering for a while but wasn’t really sure that I needed. I’m still not sure that I will use it a lot but I think that is because I’m not that sure what I can do with it! I’m going to some classes in the coming months to learn the basics so stay tuned for some updates!
To do my first class, I had to buy threads and I realised that storing overlocker threads was going to need some thought. These threads come on much larger spools than ordinary sewing machine threads so I was going to need to find somewhere to store these. Also my machine can take up to 8 spools of thread at a time so I fear I’m going to end up with lots of thread to store!
Thankfully one of my new Ikea tins was the perfect height. It came in a set of three and I wrote about a couple of them that I decorated with washi tape recently. The largest one is perfect for my threads! For now there is also room in the tin for some of the extra tools and things for the overlocker.
Storage problem solved. Now to learn to use the machine and get braver…