Back in September (yes, I know, a whole three months ago), I worked myself up into a mad rage because the fabric I was using for my Sailor Trousers was fraying at a ridiculous rate. After I'd stopped my fist shaking and foot stamping, I discovered that in my mad rage, I'd accidentally gone and bought an overlocker to remedy the situation.
When it arrived, I was feverish with excitement and all set to tart up my seam edges. I chose the sewing bloggers' favourite - Brother 1034D - which comes helpfully pre-threaded. I started on my seam and immediately, two threads came loose. Undaunted, I got out the instruction manual and that's when the trouble started. I'm completely untechnical and whatever I did, I just couldn't get it threaded up properly again. Plus the knife thing that cuts the thread was a bit terrifying, so back in the box it went.
And that's my secret shame, through no fault of its own, this has been its home since then....
So, top of my sewing resolutions for 2012 will definitely be to conquer the fear and teach myself to master this clever, wonderful machine.
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