I'll try to keep this brief; but I'm calling my self a beginner because it has been several years since I sewed. I took homemaking back in junior high; but I won't say how long ago that was. Now they call it "Skills for Living". I admit it does sound less sexist.
Back to my test:
The best lesson I learned when testing the Singer, is "don't use cheap bobbins". I had purchased cheap bobbins at a dollar store at some point in the past. And that sucker just flat out didn't work. After several attempts I finally said to myself "just use one that came with the machine".... and voila
|Lower left - Singer; Upper right - cheap|
|Almost perfect simple straight stitch|
|And the back stitch came out pretty good too|
#vintage #singer #sewing #thrift
(still not sure I'm doing this hashtag thing right.)