Sunday, March 7, 2021

I have no excuse now.


 My momma gave me this Singer sewing machine that hadn't been used in years. She said she thought she had broken something on it but Homer could probably fix it. Brought it home and he worked on it for two days. He oiled  it and set the tension on it and said that it was a decent machine all it needs is to be used. All I have heard is how he worked for two whole days on it and I still haven't  turned it on.

 I thought it was the table that it's sitting on. So I called my brother and he said he thought he might have a table that might work better. Yesterday he  brought me the table and it is perfect. Now can somebody please tell me why I still haven't turned it on? I mean seriously I don't understand this anxiousness I have about sewing machines! 

7 comments:

  1. Well I am with you I feel that sewing machines do not like me. If it is going to malfunction you can bet it will in the middle of something. that is why I could never quilt. Good luck I am sure it will be fun once you get going
    Cathy

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  2. Relax - it's only a sewing machine - says she who has a serger and has turned it on exactly once - because I'm still terrified of having to thread it - LOL - ;))

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  3. One of my first sewing teachers had me sew on squiggly lines pencil drawn on a piece of paper. No thread in machine. Just practice following the lines. Get use to machine first. Then simple straight line sewing on cloth. I wish I was closer...I would be happy to coach you along. You've got this. Relax and enjoy.

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  4. Just relax and go with it. If you "mess up" consider it a learning experience. If you break it, smile sweetly at Homer and ask him to fix it again.

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  5. This looks like a mechanical machine, and they are workhorses! You are correct they need to be used to function along smoothly. I have three of these inherited decent mechanical machines machines, and like Homer I’ve been able to clean and oil them myself. They do all I need or want. I’m glad to avoid flashing bells and whistles, and I keep my sewing simple. The most complicated stitch I do is zig-zag. Go for it Jen, use scraps of fabric for practice. Just see them together in a straight line. Your ideas for how you can make something will flow. I’d try making a simple table cover for under the machine. Your yo-yos are prettier, but the machine will do best on top of an even surface.

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  6. Wow, I just noticed you even have the machine instruction book! That’s wonderful, it can help.

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  7. I get you, I am totally afraid of my beautiful Singer, no idea why.
    Amalia
    xo

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