Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sewing Machine

Here is the sewing machine.  It is a Kenmore and it's really old.  My husband thinks it's hilarious.  I think my grandmother may have bought it sometime in the 1980s but I'm not sure.  It could be older.

I have been trying to get started using it but was having trouble.  I figured out how to thread it, fill the bobbin and bring the bobbin thread up but it still wasn't working. My mom came over this weekend to help.  She figured out that I had the foot on incorrectly.  It was great watching her sew and she gave me a little lesson on using the machine as best she could. 
When we got the machine working we let out a little yelp!

This is my first attempt at using the machine.  Not bad for the first try.  Sure it's not straight and some of the stitches look funny but ...
this looks bad...this is the back side, the thread coming up from the bottom.  My mom had looked at the bobbin and said, "I think we'll have to work on winding the bobbin next time." Apparently...


Now I am out of thread so I'll have to start all over with threading and winding.  Atleast this time I have a little bit of and idea of what I am doing.  I need a project too. 

What should my first sewing project be?

3 comments:

  1. I am a beginner at sewing and have really enjoyed learning. I would suggest a pillow for a first project because that's where I started :) good luck I can't wait to see how it goes

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  2. Cool machine! I have my mom's 1977 Bernina, and it as much sewing machine as need! There is a really quick tutorial for kids pants over here: http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/2008/06/tutorial-10-minute-trousers.html

    They're pretty cute, and there isn't much fancy about sewing them!

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  3. Great sewing machine - hope you can get it stitching - looks like you may have a tension issue with the top tension. Here's a great article on how to adjust your tension: http://www.ca.uky.edu/HES/fcs/FACTSHTS/CT-MMB-213.pdf
    Good luck and happy sewing!

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