I am the proud owner of an inherited sewing machine. It is old. It is well used. But it is mine. Now all I need to do is learn how to use it…
I am extremely pleased that my two loves; technology and hand crafting, go so well together. When it came to working out how to thread the machine, the bobbin and get it working, where do you think I turned? To the interweb of course! BANG, within three seconds I had the manual as a PDF on my desktop and was able to work out how to get started from that.
And then back to the computer for patterns. I started very cautiously and the first few attempts were very sad. I kept trying and managed to make some cute tote bags. Now, I’m going to start looking for a few more ambitious patterns. I would really love to attempt a quilt next year.
Any tips for a beginner? I would eventually like to buy a new machine. Recommendations? What’s your favourite thing to sew?