Day #3 – Playing with my Sewing Machine

Is anyone getting sick of seeing the pictures I am posting of the things I am doing with my new sewing machine lol? I can take it if you are. I just can’t seem to help myself… it has become like an addiction. I swear when I get up in the morning one of my first thoughts… after lots of coffee… is what can I do on my new sewing machine today lol.

I did have to take a day away from it to get some cleaning done around here… while our house is always tidy, it still needed some vacuuming and dusting and such so I had to use all the willpower I could muster to get it done and not spend my day in the craft room “playing!”

This time I decided to play around with a canvas tote I bought as part of a set of 3 when Dillon and I were in town last week and went to Walmart.

Again I wasn’t sure I would even be able to hoop it in such a way that it could be embroidered, but I managed and it really wasn’t all that difficult!

I did an embroidered picture, played with the automatic button holer, a different font and then did some regular stitching to add some trim. I figure the more I play, the more I will learn the ins and outs of my new machine!


The first thing I did was to hoop the tote in such a way that I could sort of turn it inside out and sort of bunch the rest of the tote to keep the embroidery surface clear.

Next I chose a pattern from the internal storage on my sewing machine. This time I decided to go with one that had 8 thread colour changes to see if it was still as user friendly as the others I have tried.

And then started the pattern. You can see how I have the tote bunched up around the hoop in this picture as it embroiders.

I finished the embroidery and cut off any loose threads before I moved on.

I decided to add the word “Shopping” to the tote as well considering it is a canvas shopping tote… trying one of the internal fonts I haven’t used yet!

Next I used the automatic button holer that is built into the machine and made a buttonhole at the top of the bag, sewed on the button and then just used a regular “utility” stitch to sew on some trim I picked up from the dollar store a while back to finish the tote!

While not perfect it is still nice trying different things to see how they work!

Next up with hopefully being embroidering using the USB port and sewing a pattern I purchased and uploaded!!! Fingers crossed it is as user friendly as the rest of the functions seem to be!

4 thoughts on “Day #3 – Playing with my Sewing Machine

    • Thank you! It is so cool to me what the sewing machine can do. I’ve been sewing on “bare bones” machines since I learned to sew in high school home ec class lol! I’m not even going to say how many years that’s been 😳

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