I’ve been looking all over for a good red vest for Halloween. However, none of the stores seem to have anything like I want. Last night I decided to go out and get some fabric to try my hand at making the damn thing. I have a nice sewing machine that was my mother’s. Problem is I haven’t used one in 20 years or so.
So I need some help. A lot of it will be in how to set the machine up since I can’t remember what all the parts are for. Mainly what’s the point of the small metal bob(?) that’s under the needle? Does it have to be the same color as the thread I will be using?
Then I need help in making a simple vest, no zipper, buttons or anything like that, just some arm holes really and keep the ends from fraying. I asked one of the local dry cleaners if they could do it, but they said it would be $100, I know I can do it for a lot cheaper then that.
What other kinds of tips can you offer up? Since I’ve said I wanted to try this my wife has been saying I can do all of the mending of the kids clothes. I’m planning on going as Captian Feathersword so you can get an idea of what I am trying to do.