Despite doing numerous rounds of decluttering the house, I kept thinking “one day I will re-use my sewing machine again”….and I kept telling myself that for about 15 years!!!!!!!!!

Today I finally dug it out of the study wardrobe, rummaged around for the instructions and fetched a bottle of 3-in-1 oil in case it had seized up having not been used for a decade and a half (at least)!!!

I half expected it to blow up when I plugged it in, but a good few drops of oil on all the parts and it burst back to life!  There was a weird incident where the reverse button got stuck and I sewed one side in reverse!!!  Not sure how I can oil that part.

As you can imagine I am totally out of practice using it, but made a liner for my new felted bag I made.  I am happy enough with the results and if I make some more I am sure they will get neater, but for now I am very proud of my efforts.

 

Brother VX-1200

 

 

 Lining.jpg

Inside_bag.jpg

 

 

One thought on “Dusting off my sewing machine

  1. I have been looking everywhere for a Brother VX 1200 user manual. Do you have any idea where I can get one?

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