My present serger is a Babylock 5280E.
I've had it since my first Babylock was consumed in my apt fire about dozen years ago. It's time to upgrade it...even though it's working just fine...I'm going to move up to the Babylock Imagine serger. I've been wanting one of these for quite some time...and the time has arrived for it to come to my house. Don't feel sorry for my present serger though, because it is going to my DD who sews. Now she will have her own sewing machine, serger and stash!
I'm writing about my serger though because of the bag that has been in front of it all of these years.
I don't think they don't even make these serger catch bags anymore, but when sergers first became all the rage for home sewists these serger bags were everywhere. Does anyone besides me else even have one on their sergers anymore?
As I was emptying mine this afternoon, I realize that this bag tells a story. See I use a serge finish on almost every garment I make, so the left over contents end up in this bag. Depending on how much I sew that bag can be emptied every couple of weeks or every couple of months. But every time I empty it, it reminds me of the journeys I've taken...the garments I've made...and the things I've learned.
I can't imagine parting with it because of the memories! But part with it I shall...with a sad heart...because it will accompany the serger when it goes to my daughter.
I'm looking forward to the arrival of the new serger...and the new adventures and journeys I will take with it. However, I think I will no longer enjoy the ritual of the emptying of the bag...to grow, I guess some things must change!