I just had to share a picture of my birthday present. Back in March, I had attempted to use my late mother’s sewing machine, there was a bang and a lot of smoke and it never did start. I have plans to try making my own bags, mainly as gift bags for my books but also I would like to learn how make totes. I had been so upset, at the demise of the last sewing machine, that the search soon began for its replacement.
After much research, I chose this Brother machine and my wonderful husband and Mother in Law have very kindly contributed to its cost for my birthday. I am truly grateful and hope to make beautiful things for you. I think my late Mother would have approved, she was an avid sewer and in the 1970s made almost all my clothes for me, on a huge beast of a Singer sewing machine. I dabbled but wasn’t interested in sewing….until now.
It was watching Tim Holtz DVD where he uses Color Wash ink to create a silk scarf that got me thinking. I wonder if I could dye cotton and create a tote bag hmmmm. Having also seen Sue Bleiweiss video on dying silk it looked so much fun. Still NOT doing silk, far too scary! I wonder if cotton will work with these dyes. Much experimentation to come I think.
For anyone wishing to know more about this machine here is a link to the Brother website.
Brother EU sewing area of manufacturers site, choose your country from the list.
Wish me luck on my latest adventure, if I make anything worthy you will get to see it on here :) Can anyone recommend any good websites/blogs for new sewers? I’m looking for project based tutorials :) friendly forums, that kinda thing :)
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon