A little disappointed that I couldn't use the binder attachment, I turned to an old trusty friend for inspiration. My vintage Pfaff Automatic 360, with embroidery stitches. I have not used these stitches for any project, so this was a first for me. It was pretty exciting to see that the cams still worked, and produced some pretty cute embroidery stitches for a machine that's over 50 years old.
I pulled out the instruction manual and started playing on scraps. I used a thick silk Gutterman thread for the needle and regular thread for the bobbin.
So far so good....
Now onto the clean up towels.....
I was going to turn under and stitch but that would have made the edges very thick. Instead I decided on three passes with the serger, the first pass with the knife engaged, and the next two passes with the knife disengaged. This gave me a sturdy edge that is finished. It also left me with tails which can't stay that way.
So the solution is to thread a large eyed tapestry needle and bury the thread in the stitching. To secure the thread further, you can take a back stitch and run it through the stitching again.
No more tails!!
Now I have piles and piles of towels.
Lest we forget that issue I have with the oral B, and the mess it leaves after brushing my teeth. No amount of rinsing cures it.
Looks pretty good but not good enough.
How about a little sleeve?
How cute a little furry shelf!
This works and I can toss it in the wash.
Last but not least, the flying shower curtain, which leaves puddles on the floor. This issue has been solved with clips. I placed the bottom clip high enough so that I can still reach the knobs to turn the water on before I get in the shower.