|Jezabelle has to help with all projects...|
I found a manual for the machine online and downloaded it. I used it to learn how to load a bobbin and thread the spool and bobbin correctly. From there I had some trouble with it jamming up and had to call Jan from Merlin for some help. She got me straightened out and I was ready!
I just got out my Granny's scissors and started chopping up material. I had an idea but no pattern. Jan came back over for a bit and helped me pin it together so that it would work and I was down to the sewing.
It really did a fine job of sewing and I had it zipped out in no time. Once I was done, I stuffed it with swimsuits and coverups (I think I have about 20) and still had room for some t-shirts and a couple of pair of shorts. I could still get some more stuff in it but I needed to figure out a way to close it. I think it would look great with some big buttons but between Jan and I... we couldn't get the sewing machine to make a good button hole.
So, I'll be buying some velcro to sew on to make a closure, then I'll probably put some decorative buttons on the outside. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out and really hope I remember how to do it again... I bought a LOT of material. Maybe I'll make some curtains instead...