Fall out with Overlocker!

Cable knit fabricI’ve had a fruitful but frustrating few days sewing! I fell out with my overlocker!! Last week I made a cardigan from knitted fabric, I was so pleased with it I cut out another almost straight away. The pattern is Butterick 6258, it’s a very simple jacket style, which is just what I wanted. I bought the material at B&M Fabrics in Leeds, it was £5 per metre and it feels gorgeous, lovely and thick and soft to touch.

I was careful to line the cable pattern up when I was pinning my pattern on, though with hindsight I should have cut the two collar sections out separately as they didn’t quite line up, I had to do a few adjustments there!

Overlocker cartoonIt was going together beautifully when my overlocker decided to play up, it was skipping the odd stitch which I could cope with. The thread broke a couple of times, which was fustrating as anyone with an overlocker knows, they are not easy to thread! Then the needle broke. I changed the needle, with difficulty, then it just wouldn’t make a stitch, the loopers wouldn’t loop! In the end I abandoned my overlocker and went back to my usual sewing machine! Luckily I’d stitched most of the seams already, so it was mainly things like hems left to do.

My cardigan looks great, it is so warm! My mother is obviously impressed as she wants me to make her one, I think that could be a Christmas present sorted, so long as I can get some more fabric!

My overlocker is now at the sewing machine repair shop in Leeds Market!

Burda Cardigan

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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10 Responses to Fall out with Overlocker!

  1. I love your cardigan. Even more I love that your fabric only cost £5 a metre. Your cardigan looks lovely and cosy, super make, well done!

    Barbara xx

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  2. Kay says:

    What a great fabric choice for your cardigan. love it

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  3. amcclure2014 says:

    I love your cardigan; beautiful fabric. I might get to Leeds market one day; sounds worth it. Sorry about your overlocker and hope you fall back in love with it soon.

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  4. Laura says:

    So frustrating when our machines let us down! But your cardigan is beautiful.

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  6. mpostings says:

    I also have a love hate relationship with my overlocker

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