Take things slow and get to know all that your machine has to offer. It pays off!
Using one stitch at a time, to make a stitch chart, gives you a lasting impression of your machine's repertoire and a great stitch reference, that can be easier to read and more reliable than your manual!

Technique Materials

Sewing machine; plain calico; contrast thread

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    Sep 6, 2010, 07.39 PMby d3liriums4m4

    This is SUCH a fun idea! It also makes me wish my machine did any stitches other than “forward” and “back”.

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    Sep 6, 2010, 02.26 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    This is a really good idea, when I bought my overlocker the lady who gave me my free lesson told me to go through the manual and try out each stitch on both calico and stretch fabrics and keep the results so I could go back to it and see what they looked like, I also did a 4 thread chain using four different colours so I could get my head around what each thread does.

    I’m looking forward to the next date :)

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    Sep 6, 2010, 01.09 AMby nessys

    Wow – this is a lovely idea Darl – kind of like a modern “sampler”!! You machine does some lovely things – you must be wrapped!

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