|Sewing Machine Review ||1/2/13 11:52 AM|
|Baby Lock - BL3408 |
I am reviewing this machine as a user of mechanical vintage sewing machines so my opinions will reflect my personal sewing experiences. I am not used to modern machines with all the bells and whistles so while this machine is great for my needs, it may not be for everyone.
What I like about this m...more...
|Pattern Review ||11/25/12 2:26 PM|
|Vogue Patterns - V8139 Handbags |
I enjoy making bags and am always looking for cute patterns. I found this pattern in new condition at a thrift store for .55 so of course I couldn't pass it up.
I made View A which is a lined bag with an inside pocket, contrasting corners and flap with magnetic closure and self straps.
|Pattern Review ||9/4/12 12:04 PM|
|McCall's - 6579 Bags |
I chose this pattern for my DIL who wanted a "slouchy type purse with back pack straps". Without being clear on exactly what she wanted, this was the best I could find. I made View D of this pattern.
It is a tote/backpack with both handles and straps. You can snap it on the sides to create t...more...
|Pattern Review ||8/28/12 10:30 AM|
|McCall's - M4951 Costumes |
I bought this pattern in a thrift store for .77 so it wasn't much of an investment. It is a generic "Super Hero" pattern, but view E resembles the Power Rangers. My 3-1/2 grandson wanted this costume for Halloween.
I made the jumpsuit from knit jersey and the boots, cuffs and tabard from felt. ...more...
||Sewing Machine Review
||5/5/12 11:28 PM|
|Singer - 201 |
What do I like about this machine? Quite simply it is the perfect sewing machine. I have some other fine machines like the Singer 15\\-91 and the Featherweight. Both make a \"perfect\" straight stitch and both handle about anything I put under the presser foot. If I never sewed with any other ma...more...