This past weekend I celebrated my 27th birthday, and I received my very first sewing machine as a gift.
It is a Brother VX-1435!
My boyfriend and I spent about an hour reading the manual and making our first attempt at threading the needle. For a newbie threading a sewing machine seems endlessly complicated, but we put our heads together and followed the diagrams. Then the fun began and I started practicing. I still can't seem to sew in a straight line for some reason! But I keep on trying!
Up until now, all of the items in my shop have been meticulously hand-stitched, which can take a very long time, even for small projects! The sewing machine promises to make life easier... if I can just figure out how to use it! Not that this sewing machine is any harder to use than any other sewing machine, but I'm new at it, and not technically inclined! Here are a few examples of items available in my shop - all hand-stitched!
I can't wait to see what I can crank out with my new Brother!