Friday, 22 February 2019

Playing with my new toy

I've had a little play with the new machine. I like the way I can set the speed with the slidey thing on the front. The bobbin goes in from the top and has a little window so I can see when the cotton is about to run out. I can use the foot pedal or press a button to stop and go. I need to study the instruction book. 
The cover I made for the last one fits it. It's got a hard cover for transportation. 

What did I make to test the machine? Yes, a shopping bag, something nice and easy.

Tonight I went to the sewing shop for a two hour workshop on embroidery. I learnt three new stitches, it was fun. Off to bed now, I will take the instruction book with me, it will surely send me off to sleep.  ilona

11 comments:

  1. Good for you! You don't often splurge! Have fun with it!!

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  2. Well done. I think my sewing machine now in the garage is the same make and I loved it when I was capable of using it.....

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  3. Those small Janome machines are so nice. They travel well and sew a nice stitch. Ana usa

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  4. Love the machine, it's going to bring you hours of fun.

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  5. gosh, it looks very 'state of the art', especially compared to my ancient machine. good luck with working out the instructions!

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  6. So pleased you had a play with your new toy. Your cover is very colourful. Have a nice weekend Ilona.
    Hazel c uk

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  7. There are also some good videos online where different people use the machines to show specific functions. I found these really helpful because I could pause and try on my machine. Enjoy experimenting with your early birthday gift.

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  8. Love your new sewing machine Ilona, hope you enjoy using it. I have a Toyota that I've had at least 20 years and still going strong. It was £200 at the time which was a lot of money so it doesn't owe me much now. Love your colourful cover too.

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  9. I bet you felt like a kid with a new toy!I hope that you have many,many hours on your new machine and what better to start with one of Ilonas shopping bags!.I have picked up some bargains today,in a charity shop...no more clothes for a year and i am sticking to that..but I got a beautiful set of door blinds for £4 for where my kitchen door used to be,Huge new bottle of Bayliss n Harding shower n hair gel for 75p,a patchwork kingsize quilt cover with matching pillow cases for £1.Plus some new in box 6os style white lacy tights for 25p!.So I was well pleased!,xx

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  10. Congratulations on your lovely new machine, the cover is just beautiful and will be good dust protection. My machine mechanic is second generation so really knows it all, he said a cover will keep the dust particles out and a pad underneath will stop any vibration from altering the timing mechanism. The more care you take, the less frequent you need it serviced.
    Hope your new toy brings you hours of fun and creativity. Utube can help you learn to make just about anything.

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  11. Nice new machine for you! I hear those are good. I have a used Bernina I bought years ago. I call it my $100 mending machine. I mended and sew hems...on jeans with it. Have used it for making a couple quilts too. Need to finish the quilt I'm making for my granddaughter's birthday this May. Nice cover and new shopping bag! Have a good week and enjoy your new machine!

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