I was all excited when it arrived and quickly put it in its place thinking I'd be able to sew straight away. Then after sitting and admiring it for a few minutes I just wanted to cry. Hubby had paid alot of money for this machine and I couldn't even work out how to wind the bobbin or thread it. The picture in the instruction manual was useless, or at least it was to me. I couldn't make head or tail of it plus there were no instructions for bobbin winding.
Just pushing the ON button was such a stressful experience. I eventually managed to wind the bobbin and thread the machine. Now for the sewing. I must have put my foot on the pedal down by about two millimeters and it just shot off like a Ferrari. Now I really did want to cry. I'm so used to my home sewing machine which I can control with such ease that I didn't think I'd ever be able to sew straight with this one.
After it arrived at the shop I went to have a look at it and noticed this handle on the front. I made a joke to the shopkeeper saying that must be to hold on for merry hell when you're sewing. He said no that's so when you lean forward the metal thingy, I've forgotton the name, that moves up and down when you sew doesn't poke you in the eye. Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!
This metal bit in front of the needle must be where the thread goes I said, no he said, that's a guard so you don't sew your fingers. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! what have I bought. This thing is going to chew me up and spit me out.
The metal handle going across is the back stitch handle.
This lever below the table brings the presser foot up and down when pushed sideways with the knee.
This is my test piece. I started from the right. Some improvement. I don't think I'll be making any of the test bags in a hurry but it does sew through four layers of pleather as if it was slicing though butter, I've been told it can cope with eight layers.
~ Maria ~