I really wish I had taken pictures of yesterday’s sewing problems. I was FULL of sewing problems yesterday. First of all..the bobbin thread is not fully catching and creating these massive loops in what is an otherwise beautiful seam. So much so, I have to rip out a lot of stitching and resew. And these aren’t short seams.
My second issue is the zipper. I started sewing a super cute skirt with a Moda fabric. It’s black with these darling flowers on it… Anyways, I went to insert the zipper and it’s the first time I’ve used my zipper foot on my Pfaff. For whatever reason, I can’t get it to work. I must be doing something wrong, but in the Pfaff book, it doesn’t even MENTION zippers. How do you give me a zipper foot and not tell me the secret incantation to making it work? Really? What happens is (it looks like) there is not enough pressure from the foot to make a tight stitch. What I end up with is a loose, raggedy stitch. I tried adjusting the tension, where the fabric sat, where the zipper sat, the needle position. I tried everything I could think of. I even tried looking it up on Google but there was NOTHING. Pfaff’s website doesn’t even have a “how to use your stupid zipper foot” link.
But if you know what I’m doing wrong with my sewing, please, tell me. I wish I had taken pictures to post along with this, because my frustration level hit 11 yesterday. And I threw a fit. Hey, I never said I was mature.