Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vintage Love

I haven't posted here in a very long while.  Life!  Anyway, just thought I'd share one of my favorite machines.  My Bernina Record 730 that I was very lucky to get for $25 about 20 years ago. I recently replaced a cracked nylon gear, which is a common problem with these machines apparently. But 99% of the machine is metal and built to last. Now I have a problem with the ornamental stitches not forming properly -- probably need to adjust the timing for the metal cam that creates the patterns. But the straight stitch is always great on this tank.

Started a small project today to test out the machine.  I'm using a hemp and organic cotton blend fabric that I hand dyed in some warm hues of orange, fuchsia and watermelon. This fabric is great because it sews by machine very easily and also is great for hand stitching. This will become a pillow cover, and I might want to embellish it with some hand embroidery, so I opted for this fabric.