Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bobbin Breakdown

I started working on some composition book covers yesterday. Well actually I had started working on the painted surfaces for these covers over the last few days, but the actual construction started yesterday and I finished them up today.

The surfaces of these composition book covers are made from Roc-lon® Multi Purpose Cloth. This material is great to paint on, has fabulous body, and can be used for many things.

As I was sewing on the comp book covers today, my bobbin thread ran out....imagine that! I was setting up the thread to wind a new bobbin when all of a sudden, my bobbin winding tension disc thingy popped out of the machine...(pout). Silly me thought I could just pop it back in. Nuh uh! It's broke.

So there I was, wondering how I was going to wind my bobbin. Well I could have got out my back up sewing machine, but that would have meant digging in that closet where I have so much stuff stored that it's sort of a nightmare to go into. Then, the lightbulb came on. Hey, I have a Sidewinder! I had won it in a contest a year or so ago and had never really used it, so that was just the ticket.  Whew!  Problem solved...for now.

And I'll end this post with this sneak peek at something else I've been working on.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. I love the books and I'm so sorry about your machine. The sidewinder is my good friend! Your sneak peak look so interesting:) I have a few fabric portraits on my blog if you would like to see them. Thank you! Jennifer Morlock

  2. All of this is interesting. The covers look very usable. I have an old machine for carrying to classes but the winder is getting tired. I'll keep this possibility in mind. The peek preview is wonderful, Terri!

  3. Isn't it so annoying to hit a snag like that when you are on a roll with the sewing? But at least it worked out OK for you.

    The eye is intriguing. Looks somewhat sad?

  4. Your book covers are fabulous! I've never seen the sidewinder before but it looks like a handy gadget to have around :)

  5. I like that stitching around the eye -- not quite a zig zag is it?

    What a pain to have equipment malfunction when you are on a roll!

  6. I love my Sidewinder because it is so easy to use. I am not fond of filling bobbins on my expensive sewing machine. Your new covers are wonderful. Great peek of your upcoming project. Happy creating...

  7. How intriguing is that eye? Can't wait to see more...

  8. When my old 830 winds bobbins the needle won't disengage. (my only 'problem' of a 33 year old machine) A side winder could help. Your book covers and sneak peek look awesome!


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