To be truthful, I wasn't sure I would be interested for long, so I thought I would buy one of those mini battery operated sewing machines that were selling cheap on Ebay. Quite frankly, it was a toy, but no matter. It was for practise purposes any way.
|The tension was not what I hoped for with this sewing machine|
The sewing machine was okay. It was small and compact and not heavy at all. The sewing stitch was another matter. I didn't like the way it stitched. I would sew, but the tension of the stitch was weak and couldn't hold the material together at all well.
By the time I realised that the mini sewing machine wasn't for me, I was hooked on sewing. I had managed to sew a couple of cushion covers and a small lunch tote bag for my sister, Susan and realised I had enjoyed doing it. I was surprised at myself because I had avoided getting myself a sewing machine for years. I had sewing lessons at school, which was fine, but after school, I wasn't interested. As far as I was concerned, there were people out there who were willing to be paid to repair my trousers. As you can see, I have changed my mind.
I started to look for a sewing machine that was a step up from my mini sewing machine. With not a lot of money to spend, I went to ebay, hoping to bid on a sewing machine I could afford. No luck there, I kept getting outbid on everything I was bidding for. I was getting annoyed because I couldn't get a sewing machine. Then I remembered that there was a 'Singer' centre were I live - google.com/+Singer Sewing Centre. I went there and there was a 'Brother' sewing machine for sale at £45 and I managed to buy if for £40 - bargain!!
|I love my 'Brother' sewing machine|
Sewing is therapeutic for me. I want to sew many, many things. I'm starting off with cushion covers.
Throws and quilts, bags, pincushions, I even want to knit throws as well. Later, I will have a go with trousers, skirts and dresses. I don't have the confidence to do it just yet.
|I plan on making a matching throw to go with this cushion cover|
I'm very happy with my 'Brother' sewing machine, its helped me so much with my sewing. I have confidence in what I make. Don't get me wrong, not everything I have sewn has been perfect, but I'm happy with the items I have sewn, I'm happy with my progress. After all, I really only started to knit and sew at the beginning of April, 2015. Not bad going, even if I do say so myself.
I am very happy with my 'Brother' sewing machine, but I would like to thank MollyQuest on youtube for showing me how easy it was to make envelope cushion covers. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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