"I have a purpose.
I have a reason.
I kind of understand why people use Youtube!"
Self talk - a couple of nights ago.
Back story leading to the small moment -
I need to finish my sleeves and hem the bottom of my dress. I've been using my serger sewing machine because I need to learn how to use it more and it's best for knit fabrics which this is. For hems and finishing the pattern suggest converting the machine to do a cover stitch. If you have a t-shirt on flip up the hem and that's a cover stitch. Straight lines on the outside and a herringbone-ish stitch on the back covering the fabric edge that was folded up. I have no clue how to convert my machine. I look in the manual and I don't quite understand all the steps.
I wonder if Youtube has a video. When I was stuck changing the thread on this machine I found a video and it was a life saver! I'm not a Youtube user. I sometimes get frustrated when my daughters are watching it, one can get lost there but she often is watching how to videos. My search is successful. I started saving videos in a Serger How To folder and as I began working I found my self capturing the thoughts above.
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