All posts tagged: Babylock

Me and O – The Start of Something Marvellous!

Here’s a quickie (with quite a few piccies) about how me and my new assistant O are getting on. Anyone who knows me in ‘real life’ will know I’ve a bit of a thing for instruction manuals.  It drives me bonkers to have something and not know how it works properly, and what all the different functions do.  (hence the hubby still can drive me crazy as his mum lost the manual I was supposed to get when we got married!) So when O arrived I was super excited, had downloaded and read the manual more times than I could remember and felt fairly confident that I could jump in feet first and make something. But I didn’t! Instead I cut some strips of fabric and started from the beginning of the instruction book and began working through the different stitches. As I practiced each stitch I wrote on the fabric what the stitch was, but soon thought this could get a bit disorganised so stuck them onto paper using a regular glue stick. I was able to write …

Cover Stitch Quest Part 2

Can I just say a HUGE thanks to all of you who left comments on Part 1.  They were all invaluable in helping me come to a decision and the links and suggestions took me to some really useful sites. The overall feeling I had from everything I’ve read was that almost everyone loves their Janome Coverpro 2000CPX (and earlier models) and everyone loves their Babylocks (any and every model!). The best write up about the Janome can my found on The Clothing Engineer’s Blog (Thanks Accordion3)  She bought the Janome after having a Babylock Evolve – a combination overlock/coverstitch machine for 9 years.  So she knows both makes. In the middle of all the reading up I kept thinking back to when I first watched the You Tube video of the Ovation.  How much I dreamed of owning one, and how since I make  virtually all my own clothes I could justify buying one.  Especially sewing active wear for the gym, and leisure wear for golf, which are both ridiculously expensive to buy. Thinking of golf, that lead …