InstructionsThis machine was given to me when I was about seven or eight. I remember sitting in my room making a jumpsuit for my teddy complete with buttons (the button holes were just cut with scissors. I had no idea what I was doing. My mum thought it was marvelous.
I wish I still had that jumpsuit to show you all. It must have been thrown away in my teenage years.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Whimsical, Funky, Religious, Retro / Vintage, Formal / Bridal, Eco-Friendly, Hipster, Classic, Romantic, Cute, Geeky, Preppy, Ethnic, Holiday, Outdoorsy, Victorian / Steampunk, Rock / Punk, Casual, Traditional, Military, Mod, Goth
I have sewn mainly with cotton with this machine
What was your inspiration?
This was the very start of my sewing life. I seem to have a lot more time to sew these days and I find I am a little more careful with my sewing.
What are you most proud of?
That I sewed my very first piece of clothing (a white jumpsuit) for my Teddy. Would love to have it now to take a photo to show everyone.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
My mum gave me this machine and has encouraged me over the years. I think she thought I was safer with this machine than her bigger one. She has an industrial machine that I would like to have a go on, she is very protective of that one. I moved on to a Treadle machine as I got older. I am on to my fourth sewing machine now. I have two that I alternate between, and an overlocker.