Thursday, 14 August 2008

Sew you think your Sewing Machine is Complicated?

Apologies for the break in service. I have been looking for a university degree course in "how to use your new overlocker" because i've never had such a headache trying to work something out in my life! I think an AstroPhysics course might do the trick. The manufacturers very helpfully enclosed an instructional video in the package but can anybody please tell me why?? Who has a video machine these days? You can't even buy them anymore - or at least not for a price cheaper than an overlocker! (oh! perhaps there is a slot IN the overlocker - it seems to do everything else?)!!

Along with all the freebies - 5 boxes of thread, scissors, needles, tape measure, seam ripper ..


And the "standard" accessories - tweezers, needle holder (!), spool cones, spool nets, spanner, 2 screwdrivers and other "un-identified as yet" equipment ..


I ordered extra feet because they were on offer - and it seemed a good idea at the time ...


hmmmm...


But I also have "the Italian connection" visiting, which has, very pleasurably, held up investigations.

"At least in Italy when it rains, it's still warm" She said gloomily ...


7 comments:

NYoMaN said...

wow, looks v complicated

Lesley said...

Mmmm - I may be changing my mind about this overlocker business.

A degree course sounds like the best plan!!

xxx

Miss T said...

Are you sure they're feet? They look like breast pumps to me...

Is there an overlocker support group?

May the force be with you...xxx

peppermintpatcher said...

Oh my!

I'm sure the pain will eventually be worth it...

Fancy Elastic said...

crikey, that's a lot to take in!

Joleo said...

I thought when it said video that they couldn't possibly mean video, because as you say no one has video anymore. How frustrating...

ella kelly said...

Haha. Love this post. First time at your blog - nice! I tries to overlock with mother in laws' machine and I tended to reel back in fear and let go (foot still on the gas) and the sewn object turns and the dreaded machine starts to slice up my garment. You are a courageous and inspiring pioneer. ella