Having enjoyed my sewing machine for many years, and after borrowing a friend’s over locker, I bought one after christmas. It took a few days to get it out of the box as I needed to find a place for it to live before I would allow myself to keep it. Having found it a home in my sewing corner, I opened the box and put it on the table with the instructions. I found a few ways to start using Pinterest, but all seemed a bit tricky knowing where to start. I decided to start with a tutorial on making a camera lens case. I’m trying to make each step a project which I complete before moving on to the next, so the first project was to print the instructions out in booklet form, so that was Day 1.
Work out the measurements for my lens.
Cut out and sew the bottom piece. With this being the first thing I have done on the overlocker, I set the tensions as per the booklet that came with the overlocker and jumped in. The tensions are not quite right so I now held to go and do this tension trick to find out what is amiss and how I can fix it. I will still use this piece so that perfectionism doesn’t get in the way of getting things done.
To be continued …..