Saturday, July 7, 2012
Meet my new baby, Janome 19110. Ok so maybe it needs a pet name but for now I sit at my sewing table in awe of her. She is a little bit of an upgrade to my current Janome 521 which has been having a bit of a tanty as of late. This one has 50 built-in stitches and 3 types of buttonholes. Did I mention they are automatic buttonholes! Awesome. There are the 7 piece feed dogs which should mean that my fabric won't get sucked under and hopefully will move much more smoothly AND the bobbin shouldn't get caught inside (unlike my old machine).
That being said there's not much else fancy about her as she was one of the bottom range of computerised sewing machines. You could get fancier but I know myself and I'm not running any type of sweatshop in my office I tell you. I am all about keepin' it real my friends (most of the time).
I started off trying a few stitches and trying the buttonhole foot.
It sewed the first two parts and then it stopped. My heart dropped. What just happened and why did it beep at me??? Then it had a BL message on the lcd screen. I've read about this before but I collected myself and read the manual.
I skipped the part where it said to pull down the Buttonhole Lever. Ahhhh, heart continues to beat steadily.
So now what? Time to finish off that jacket with those damn welt pockets!
If you've ever tried welt pockets you will understand the trauma. I am not going there again any time soon. I'm just glad I was able to make it look decent by stitching in the shorts edges of the pockets. Arghh those pockets.
Let's just get a move on.