Thursday, November 24, 2011

Printed Stockings

My fabric samples have arrived so I spent a few hours yesterday making up my stockings:
One of my cut and sew stockings, available here

4 x Stockings Cut and Sew Pattern, available here

mini stockings cut and sew advent calendar, available here
My usually very trustworthy Bernina decided that she didn't want to sew these stockings, and after several needle changes/breakages, much twiddling of tension knobs, changing of thread and a bit of yelling with expletives every time the thread broke (which seemed like every 2 seconds!) I got out my second (back up) machine, which is a Brother, and he handled the stockings with ease, as if to mock the Bernina, who was clearly just having an off day.
I'm ashamed to say, I barely use my Brother because I love my Bernina so much. She's a 1960's cast iron girl. She makes a bit of a racket when she sews but she feels comfortable and more importantly I can freehand stitch on her, which I can't do so well on my Brother. Still, my Brother saved the day, so hurrah for back up machines!

3 comments:

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Oh brother where art thou??

Cute stockings!!

lisa stubbs said...

Ah these stocking are gorgeous, well done brother! love the little advent calendar stockings!

Hoola Tallulah said...

Ah how I wish I had a little money tree (just a little one), I would buy up your entire fabric collection, especially the stockings and birdies!