I am finally getting around to showing you what I got for my birthday last month.
My mum suggested that her and my dad buy me a new sewing machine, because the small one I had broke during the summer, and I was still borrowing my friend Lucy’s machine. I had a better idea; I wanted my mum’s old sewing machine. Mum wasn’t sure where it was, as it was hers when she was a teenager, and she hadn’t seen it in years. It was eventually located at my Auntie Naomi’s house [my namesake :)], and my grandparents had it fixed up and shipped over to me. Apparently the man in the sewing-machine-fixing-shop said it is in excellent condition, and is better than a Singer! Maybe because it is Japanese?
It was so exciting opening up the big box, especially as I had never seen the sewing machine before.
Frister Rossman, Model 503.
It took me a few weeks to find the time to sit down and work it all out. Particularly difficult was working out how to load the lower bobbin, as I’ve only ever used top-loading bobbins. I actually cut my hand on more than one occasion (obviously I was doing it all wrong, very wrong). After paying rather too much money to download the manual for the machine, I still could not load the lower bobbin. When I found this video I almost cried with happiness.
Here are a few things I have made using it so far…
I now have to make sure I balance my time properly, otherwise I’d spend all my time sewing, and never do any uni work!