Normally, we don't get along. It likes to make elaborate thread knots and WHRRRRR noises at me when all I'm trying to do is sew up a hem. It's been a little rude.
But that was before. Before I finally remembered to ask my mother-in-law for help when she was here. And you know what? It took her about 3 seconds to find the problem. My many hours of yelling and threatening disembowelment were a waste, because apparently that's not how you fix "bobbin tension problems."
Bobbin tension?! I didn't even know that was a THING. I thought you just stuck it in there and poof! It would know what to do.
Clearly, I've been giving machines too much credit.
|My constant foe!|
So, yes, there are all sorts of thread tensions that need to be correct for actual sewing to happen. Now I know.
As soon as I got it working, I whipped up a little something I promised Hubsey about six months ago. He's been hanging onto the t-shirt he wore on our first date, even though it's falling apart and sporting some impressive stains. He wanted me to make it into something he could keep, so I did:
|I'm not the only one who thinks the picture is funny, right?|
Awwww. Even though I didn't intend to get him anything for Valentine's Day, I accidentally did anyway.
As for the sewing machine, I wouldn't say we're best friends, but we've buried the hatchet. At least for now. I do have to put more thread on the bobbin before I use it again, so we'll see how that goes...
Before I go, be sure you check out Marilyn's sweet giveaway over at Pulp Sushi! You can win these earrings from my shop, along with a handful of other fabulous things.
So, what are your plans on this Day O' Love? Anybody else reconcile with their sewing machine? Or make a sentimental pillow? Don't forget to enter that giveaway!