September 9, 2010
I've been practicing with it, but we've had our hangups. Specifically, the top thread keeps breaking.
I've gone down my little 'troubleshooting' list - yes, the needle is the right size, and yes, I've threaded it properly, and so on and so forth. I think tension is the culprit. Or crappy thread, because once I switched from polyester to cotton, the threadbreaking ceased.
All-in-all, I'm really enjoying myself. I like the little light that switches on when I power it up, and I like the sound of the hum it makes when I press the foot pedal. I don't usually find myself so giddy over new toys, but this has been an exception.
My first project was a pincushion, of course. It came out a little wonky.
I forgot to grab some polyfill, so I stuffed it with fabric scraps.
It'll do for now.