I spent a long time reading forums in the hope I would find something to help, but my machine seems to be different from most as the bobbin is wound in situ under the needle not elsewhere on the top. Luckily, and not that easily I found the manual on the real singer website (when I googled singer manuals I was taken elsewhere). It was then I realised there were two little sections where I needed to feed the thread through once the bobbin was in place that stopped it getting tangled. HALELUIJAH!!
I was able to finish the rest of the 14 table runners in record time and no sewing machines (or fiances) were hurt in the process!!
Now that I am feeling more confident I have started to work on a skirt I started 2 years ago, I am currently working out how to sew a zipper in. Following that I want to make a dress out of the leftover bridesmaids material, that I can wear on honeymoon. I have had a great time pinning to my new sewing board options to try and I think the top three are:
1) The Collette Hazel dress
I need to work out how much material I have left and what each pattern needs before I commit but which one do you think I should go for?
I have also pinned this dress for another project after that:
The sleeved version would be really nice for work in the summer.
It's so exciting to find a new hobby and to finally get the problems with the machine sorted, I am hoping that it will be something I can continue for years to come and be like my Mum who made the curtains for our home, my brother and I clothes as kids, and even my High School Ballgown. Now that would be an achievement!