Threads and Needles, Threads and Needles

I’m in love! I catch myself sneaking peeks at my new love; I can’t get enough. I can’t get my hands off this new love of mine. Without further adieu, meet “The Brother”.

Brother Love

My new sewing machine. In fact, my very first sewing machine . I finally splurged using the gelt my husband’s grandmother generously sent my way for Mother’s day. I took that, added some gelt of my own and bought “The Brother” and some fine white thread. Fine white thread? What’s fine white thread you may ask? It is some fancy, shmancy thread that costs 5$ a roll. Why spring for the “fine” thread? When reading about modern sewing machines, I discovered that thread makes a difference. The bobbin mechanism is mostly obscured from the user now-a-days and apparently poor quality thread causes things to jam up in there from all the loose fibres. Jammed up bobbin mechanisms cause issues with thread tension and that will make for some ugly sewing. I think $5 is sort of pricey considering the machine was 150 … thanks, Amazon!

Anyways, I have lots of projects in mind and can’t wait to put “The Brother” to work. This spring/summer is shaping up to be a very busy time for me with the garden and now sewing. Oh and did I forget to mention little Sophia and all of her adventures? Have any easy and interesting sewing patterns for kids? Please share… I would love to make something special for her.

One Comment

  1. Dana said:

    I have a simpler version by Brother… It’s great, very sturdy, takes any amount if torture 🙂 I love it too. I have it for about 5 years and all it ever needed was occasional cleaning (knock on wood). And I use regular quilting thread, or sometimes the most primitive nylon one, which works just fine.

    As about sewing projects, do stop by my Pinterest, I have bookmarked there. Nothing too impressive, but simple and quick, as I like.

    Enjoy your new friend! 🙂

    May 23, 2013
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