so the story behind the video in my last post is this:
i gave indyanna a special present for christmas just from me. it was a little singer zig zag machine designed for ages 6+. she finally got to use it yesterday. she decided to make a bookmark. she got a piece of green felt material and then layered a piece of pink sparkly material on top. then she just sewed around the edges--wrong sides together. (i didn't tell her to do right sides together...i just let her be)
anyways, this machine is a piece of junk! the stitches come out no matter what you do. it was just poorly made. the presser food is plastic and jiggles around and the needle hits it. it's just bad. and again, the worst part is, that after she sews on it the stitches come out. they do not lock into place since there is no bobbin. i was so mad at this machine that i sent a strongly worded email to singer.com last night. for $20 more i could have gotten my child a "real" machine, albeit a bottom line walmart machine. unfortunately, i threw the box away and i can't return the stupid thing now.
so last night after she made her bookmark and then realized that the stitches where coming out i let her use my bernina. she did great! i am so proud of her!
in this pic the white stitches were made with her machine which, you can see sitting next to her. she went around the edges again with my machine but i did not take picture of the end results since she used a thread that matched and you couldn't see it anyways.