I have been getting to know my new sewing machine. I have to say that I really, really love it: my old machine was rather basic, but this one has several different feet, a fancy buttonhole thingy, and a multitude of decorative stitch patterns. Plus, it is so smooth! So intuitively simple to operate! The threads do not get caught and the bobbin winder actually winds the bobbin!
This is the speed adjuster, which I find incredibly pleasing.
Surely the first thing anyone does is to make a sampler of stitches?
Some of these really kill me, and off course set me off thinking about the structure of various knitterly motifs.
But my lettering definitely needs some work . . .
Should I be cutting the threads between each letter? Experienced machinists: advice please!
I’ve really missed sewing of late: I sewed a lot of clothes prior to my stroke, but afterwards found it too difficult / tiring (even getting out the machine, and setting it up was tiring!) and it has now been almost four years since I whipped myself up a skirt or dress. Sheesh! But I am now going to set aside a few hours a week to spend with my lovely new machine and am already looking forward to redeveloping my stitching skills.