I have never sewed a stitch in my life, but I've fallen in love with Pinterest tutorials and bloggers I've been following. So when Black Friday rolled around, I decided to pick up this cutie for $50!
For some strange reason, I decided to wait until after my grandmother had left town to try and figure it out. I got my thread and new Amy Butler fabric and was ready to get going. I read the first few pages of the manual that detailed and diagrammed each part. I knew each and every knob and lever on that machine. Ready to thread it, I tried to follow the precise step-by-step instructions.
Let me just tell you now, it was so crazy! I was feeding the thread in all kinds of wrong spots and couldn't follow the simple diagrams. About an hour in, I got to the point where I was almost positive it would work. It had to after all the work I put into it.
I don't have a clue what happened but in multiple tries, I had either excess thread or absolutely no thread in areas. In the simplest way of putting it, I learned how to punch teeny tiny holes into paper. In the end, I gave up and decided to watch Horrible Bosses with a big plate of brownies. I shall learn one day soon though, I swear!