OK - what sewer can wait to try out a machine? Certainly not me! Threading the Bernina was a cinch and in about 10 minutes I had a pair of house shoes cut out and serged together. A VERY quick (and not perfect) project, but still very comfy! Will do more tomorrow and put in a thicker sole and a more narrow stitch. Simply placed the foot on a piece of paper and outlined. Added about 1/4 inch to allow for a tad cut off as serged. The top was cut out larger to give foot room.