Beginning Machine Sewing
I don’t have a question but I do have a few comments. THANK YOU! I have made several foundation samplers in which I have practised my sewing. For the first time I am sewing straight seams. The sampler also taught me a lot about my sewing machine.
I have a Brother LS-2125i which is a basic sewing, repair, mending, and craft machine. It only has 10 different pre-set stitches so I adapted the sample to my machine. I learned how they worked using the presser foot guide, very informative. I also learned that my extra bobbin that I had purchased separately does not fit my machine; the bobbin case kept throwing out the thread from the case which caused a mess. I also learned about tension control with different threads, fabrics, and needles. When things weren't right I hit the internet sewing sites got advice and tested them. I am making a journal and including this information in it so I have it handy.
I also learned to clean, oil, and thread my machine. Because of the problems I was having stitching this sampler. What an awesome thing this sampler was to me. I am now sewing smoother and easier.