Let's Sew Part 1 - Getting to know your Machine


Good Afternoon!
I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world. As you would have seen in a previous post, I am Nanny and have joined the team at TOMG and will be bringing you Let's Sew . I have 6 beautiful grand children who very quickly learned to “Just ask Nanny” and they prompted me to start my page, nannycraft4u where I get to share my love of all things crafty.

Today I thought we could start our series of Let's Sew chats  J

Getting To Know Your Machine

The first thing you need as a beginner is to understand your machine – have you given her a name yet?

I have two – ‘Betsy’ and ‘Flo’ – and we have a loving, supportive relationship!
Like any relationship, your relationship with your machine will get stronger if you make an effort to ‘know’ her so you need to get out your manual (I know – you don’t like reading and you want to get sewing and the kids won’t let you and it’s Wednesday and it’s cold and ….), get a cuppa and read about her!!!!  (You have to trust Nanny on this one!!)

Speaking of a cuppa – I made this for you today!  It’s a mugmat and everyone needs one of these – do you have one?  Don’t worry if you don’t because I will be showing you how to make one as soon as we get underway with our sewing.


So here’s the deal – you have a study of the manual – don’t worry there won’t be a test - and next time, we will take a look at Betsy and learn how to make her go!
In the meantime, make sure you give your machine a name…….please share your names with me and tell me if there is anything in particular you would like me to include so I can put it on the list. (I don’t want to be chatting to myself!!!)


Until next time
Margie J
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