Tuesday, 2 February 2010

new craft toy!

see what i got over the weekend!

a mini electrical sewing machine!


i've always wanted a sewing machine as there are so many things i THINK i can make if i have one... so i got this one, a very simple and very cheap electrical sewing machine. it even comes with a foot paddle! hehe...

so for my debut sewing project...

no, not the bag! this bag is crocheted...


it's the lining for this bag. hehe...


actually i completed this bag quite some time ago... but have kept it aside as 'incomplete project' coz i wanted to put in a lining for it. so now i have my lining, i can start using it. and just in time for chinese new year too! you know, to keep all those ang-pao (red packets containing lucky money) that i'll be getting! *evil laugh*

ok, back to the sewing machine. the lining is just simple sewing just to test out the machine actually. so the verdict... it can only do normal sewing and the sews are not so nice... a bit too big and made my cloth creased a bit. maybe i need to tweak the thread tension and whatnot a bit. and the teeth grip (or whatever that thing's called) is not that good also. my cloth moved out of line easily, as in i can't sew a perfectly straight line. but for that kind of price, i guess it'll have to do for now.

read also:
1. another crocheted wrist bag
2. crocheted wrist bag

5 comments:

Emily said...

P.U.R.P.L.E.!!! somemore!

how much did it cost you?

- said...

dear.... so geng !!!!

stargal said...

auntyjo, it's RM100... and the last P.U.R.P.L.E. the rest are all grey...

ling, where got geng? got pattern to follow geh mar...

Biow said...

even the lining is so sweet the cloth.

eh, my "normal" Brother sewing machine cost sgd280. can macam2 pattern can choose, etc.

but now my that sewing machine is with my mom.. :p

stargal said...

hmm... a bit regret bought this cheap and simple sewing machine. need to keep adjusting the tension for different cloth quality. unlike my mom's "ancient" (manual) sewing machine where we can use the same setting for most all cloth types, i spent so much time adjusting and readjusting... and STILL i can't get the right sew quality! argh!!!