Hi Dear Readers,
Hey, did any of you catch this scene last week on the 10th season of Project Runway, the scene where Christopher is verklempt that his partner doesn’t know how to ‘Merrow’ and claims it is Sewing 101???
“See, you just press the foot and the thread goes like this…”
Now, call me an idiot but I have been sewing for a very long time, even have 10 years of being in manufacturing, and I had not the slightest clue what they were talking about when they said Merrowing is Sewing 101!!!! What was Merrowing? Can you believe I have been thinking about this all week?
Then I figured out that they are talking about the brand name of the actual machine they were using. The brand is Merrow Sewing Machines and they make industrial machines for specific tasks, such as sewing knits together, underwear, that funky stitch at the top of your socks and even a machine to put kevlar together. These are machines that a home sewer would typically not purchase, and I’m not even so sure that a designer would even invest in, them being so industrialized specific. A designer doesn’t necessarily need a 5800 stitch per minute machine. But I could be wrong?
Is the term ‘Merrowing’ something you use in your own terminology of sewing or do you just say ‘Serge’ like me?
I’m off now to go cut up some nightgown fabric!