Monday, 2 September 2013

Sewing Machine Woes

Sometimes I hate technology.

My beautiful new (second hand) machine is not playing ball. The tension dial has not been working, so there was far too much tension on the top thread. I found a nice little page here via google, and followed all the steps - cleaned it, checked the bobbin was evenly wound, re-threaded, changed the needle, moved the dial up and down all to no avail.

My on-call engineer (also known as husband) fiddled and fiddled and fiddled some more, and I now have even stitches, but the blooming thing is gathering up the fabric as I stitch.

I've given up in a sulk and will try again tomorrow - Baby Bates has been born, but not named, so I need to get stitching to finish and turn this...

into something more like this....  

Please excuse the poor quality drawing - my first attempt. You get the idea though!

Fingers crossed tomorrow will be a better sewing day!