I am teaching my daughter Fern how to freemotion stitch. She bought an old Husqvarna Viking machine from a friend for £10 a few years back and because of house moves she has only just got it out of storage. It is a cracking machine with a really nice stitch to it. She is sewing away as we speak making a Guns and Roses Tshirt for her friends little boy who has grown out of his!
Edited to add!
After Fern had finished making the tshirt (it came out fab). We were over the other side of the room and the sewing machine started sewing by itself! It freaked us out and we were gobsmacked for a mo'. Then Fern turned it off at the plug. There was a little bit of a burning smell but we left it to cool down and it worked OK but I suspect there is a loose wire somewhere. I will take it apart and have a little looksie. In future must remember to turn off machine when leaving it standing, even by itself.
Posted by frutejuce at 9:14 pm