Monday, February 23, 2009

Tools

I was planning to write a post "what is not included in the bwof instructions" based on pictures I made for the pocket. But I'll write that one later this week. Just too tired.

In the picture you can see what color I'm using. It's a deep red linen, and I decided to line it. I also interfaced the complete front pattern pieces and part of the back.

For the topstitching I use a darker red. The topstitching is a feature of this jacket and the darker color makes it more distinct. Unfortunately it also shows each unevenness, as in the left of the picture. I might take it out and redo it.

In January I posted about the problem of the zipper foot of my Bernina machine.

Kay Y (who doesn't blog, but writes great reviews of the beautiful clothes she makes on PR) and someone in a private mail advised me to buy a low shank adapter. With that tool I could use generic feet.

I followed the advise and bought the adapter and zipper foot on Ebay from this supplier. It was a very good experience in communication, and shipping costs for Europe were very reasonable. I had thought to use this for the piping in the weekender bag, but as you know, I omitted that. (And Belinda, yes, my hands were hurting from the pins after making the bag, and DD asked why we had so many bent pins!)

Now I can use my Bernina too when I want to have a more free needle.

5 comments:

  1. That is really a good idea to write about what's not in the instructions. In fact, that would be a great addition to the PR template for pattern reviews.

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  3. I think you and I have the same machine (Bernina Aurora 430). I'm going to put the low shank adapter and generic zipper foot on my wish list.

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  4. Model BURDA is great and with this color ... I am sure the end result will be fantastic.

    see you soon, Paco

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  5. I have a different model Bernina sewing machine with the same issues. I ordered the low shank adapter and generic zipper foot they work like a charm. Thank you so much for sharing what worked for you. This has opened a whole new world of presser feet for me.

    CarlaF-in Atlanta, Georgia

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