I'm trying new things lately, one of which is cosplaying. Frankly, I've never really went all out for costumes (even for Halloween), but after getting back into anime this year and seeing tons of Youtube videos of great cosplayers, I thought, "Why not?"
And so, today I decided to get to know my sewing machine a bit better. Now, this sewing machine (Singer 6110) is actually my aunt's and I'm only borrowing for a couple of weeks. I thought that it would be better to get some experience with a sewing machine in general before actually investing in one myself. After all, what if I don't like it and what if it doesn't work out? I'm watching my spending habits.
Anyway, today I decided to learn the basic parts of the sewing machine. From previous videos, I had a vague idea of the basics, but I had to watch more to understand the machine a bit more. Aside from learning some terminology, I also tried to do wind and thread the bobbin.
How did it go?
Two words: not good >_<
For one, I don't have a manual and I couldn't find one (free) online. Second, the machine itself is missing some parts (such as the two spool pins and bobbin winding fence, if that's what it's called?). Also, I can't get the needle to stop moving while I try winding the bobbin and I think you're supposed to...? I'm not entirely sure. I'm obviously a newb to this.
Luckily, I have a couple more weeks back home before winter break is over. I hope to create a basic outfit by New Year's. Don't knew it it will cosplay related, but it's more to help me get used to the machine, the patterns, and whatnot.
And so, the score is Sewing Machine: 1, Me: 0.