I have a very important sewing job this weekend: sewing nappies for Ella.
That's all well and good, but don't you hate it when you get little loops when you sew around corners of the velcro?
That is not supposed to happen.
I had to sit down with a nice cup of tea and think through what the problem was. Here is my explanation: every stitch on the sewing machine relies on a little knot being tied between the top and bottom threads. The loop happens when you stop the machine to turn the corner before that knot has been tied in the corner stitch. So, you have to stop the machine at the corner stitch only after the needle has gone right down and has begun to come back up again. I guess you all knew that already. Anyway, that sorted the problem out and now I have nice tidy velcro stitching. See?
And I'm just about ready for another cup of tea. How's your weekend going?