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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. 

My First Sewing Machine

My First Sewing Machine

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. 

BM2600 I bought mine from Coopers. 

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 

Billie 🙂


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