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Showing posts with label sewing machines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sewing machines. Show all posts

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Woman VS Sewing Machine Part 2

In my last post Woman VS Sewing Machine, I stated in no uncertain terms that my husband's sewing machine hated me. I still think its true, however, it did allow me to make this bellow all by myself:

Bella being a model
I got the material in 2010 thinking that I would make a nice summer dress for Bella. It has the stretchy top all ready built in so easy project right? Two years later it was still sitting in the undone project pile of material. I decided to make something. I thought what would be better than the dress for Bella. After a few rounds I actually completed a whole project by myself!

Back

Patch I had to make because I ripped a little of the material


What do you think of it? Do you have any tips for me to help line the straps better?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Woman VS the Sewing Machine

I really have a hard time with getting motivated with sewing. I have a craft box full of material that hasn't seen the light of day in a few years.

My husband a few years ago bought two sewing machines. One a Sears $50 dollar blue one that was for light weight things and a $200 dollar Singer heavy duty almost industrial one that according to my husband costs $300 to replace.
This is the machine. It looks easy, right?
Recently I asked to use one of them to do a few projects that I thought I could complete myself. He pulled out the Singer. I was very scared when I saw it on the table for me to use. So I had him help me start one project was the tutu I made for my youngest. Though it didn't quite make it to being a tutu, it was still very motivating for me to make something that wasn't just a test swatch.

Now I am on to my second project, which doesn't seem to hard, is driving both me and my husband nuts. I really would like to stitch two pieces of material together. However its not working out for me. I have the same problem no matter how much I run the machine. The bobbin thread gets bunched up and gets stuck in one place. I almost want to give up each and every time. Even when I just run a piece of fabric it does the same.

The
Machine
HATES
ME!

Any suggestions on how to fix the problem would be great. I don't want to give it up, and the many times when I asked my husband for help, he tells me he will, then he falls asleep or totally forgets and it doesn't seem to get done any faster than if I do it myself. I feel like a domestic failure.

What am I doing that is wrong? Please help!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sewing Machines

So Hubby wants a Brother Sewing Machine or a Singer Sewing Machine. I say its all good if can make things for me on etsy! I know that I am to make it but if he's out of a job and I still have one, he should be making money for the family right? Also if its for the household why not? I also would make things but he likes sewing machines. I like knitting.