I gave myself a big Christmas gift this year. Something I have wanted for ages..... a new sewing machine and also one that embroiders. Too bad I didn't have it when my kids were little. My daughter could have had all those "cute" little outfits. But in those days an embroidery machine cost thousands....
After spending a LOT of time researching on the internet I determined that I "NEEDED" to get a Brother SE400 sewing machine. It is an electronic sewing machine and it does nice embroidery. Every comment I read from users said good things, ease of use, fun to use etc.
WELL...... I have been sewing on one type of sewing machine or another for OVER 60 years and never had such trouble.... I can't figure out how to thread the stupid thing!!! I am sure I will figure it out eventually.... Since I didn't buy it locally there isn't really anyone I can ask without driving a couple of hours...... They do sell them at my local wal-mart but heaven forbid they would know how to use them. So for the next little while I will be practicing threading. I have to tell you that my old machine loaded bobbins easier too. Don't know why this is so complicated since the result is the same. I am thinking of keeping my old machine just to load bobbins.... well probably not..... But it is an idea....
Here is the picture of the old machine... a kenmore. The reason it is going is because it no longer will reverse and the stitches are extremely uneven on the straight stitch. I just stopped sewing mostly cause of the problems.
Doesn't it look lonely sitting on the shelf. I will be giving it away after I make sure the new one works correctly.
The new machine is a Brother SE400.
If you click on that link you can learn all you ever need to know about the machine, except how to thread it.
I shall quit now and go back to the problem at hand. I hope tomorrow I can report some success here.