I was incredibly excited and nervous about my new serger. I ordered it from amazon and then left it in the box for a few extra days, read and watched the instructions, then decided to dive in. I made a set of baby wipes tonight for a friend using really nice organic cotton flannel I bought from Vegala.etsy.com . I made them 8x8 and used a 3 thread overlock and rounded the corners. It was nice to practice on something relatively easy!