|Tablecloth w/ "recycled" cloth ruffles|
|"Loopy" bottom tension|
Silly me - I didn't write down the tension settings I had set for the cotton fabrics I was using for the tablecloth. I changed the settings as I was wanting to try sewing the tissue faille curtains (which I am recycling into a Victorian era shirt ). I changed out to fine thread, wound a new bobbin with the fine thread, and put a new needle for fine fabrics onto my Singer. The sewing on that project was going fine till I discovered I sewed the back on inside out - AFTER I had sewn a double shoulder and side seams. I can't rip it out because of the flimsiness of the fabric & I don't have any more fabric as I obtained the fabric from a Church flea market (recycled curtains remember?).
Sigh so I reset everything back (remembering first to write down the settings for the fine fabric & replace the needle) and tried working on my tablecloth again -- that's when I began having thread tension issues.
And my friend laughs at me when I tell her I'd rather hand sew???? LOL, my friend is coming over tomorrow to rescue my sewing machine.