Introducing the Brother Multi-purpose Screwdriver
I love machine embroidery, who doesn't, but the results I was getting were so disappointing, all this puckering, it just doesn't look nice.
It is just spoiling the effect of my designs. All that work I put in and the results are not good. What is happening?
Have you ever experienced this?
Everything starts off fine, the fabric and stabiliser are stretched tightly across the hoop, but then after a while it all starts to look wrong.
I tried everything and in the end I asked Brother themselves what I was doing wrong.
The solution they gave me was so simple! I don't know why I didn't see it for myself!
You see, these are the tools which typically come with Brother machines. They are used to tighten screws, change needles, tighten embroidery hoops and a zillion other uses. They work fine for most people yes......
But they are so tiny! I struggle to use my hands so I cannot grip them properly Maybe you have this problem too ? I know my friend has arthritis in her hand and I have Parkinsons, so trying to hold such a tiny object and fiddle with tightening screws is an almost impossible task. As I have grown older my fingers are less nimble too making it doubly hard work.
It is important that the fabric to be embroidered and the stabiliser under it are secured very tightly in the hoop otherwise the fabric will move around resulting in the puckering shown in the above pictures. The lack of grip in my hand meant I was not tightening the screw in the hoop sufficiently, giving very poor results.
So, what is this mystery solution?
It is this utterly brilliant and simple Multi-purpose screwdriver! Who would have thought that such a tiny object would revolutionise not only my embroidery but make little jobs on my sewing machine so much easier too!
The metal screwdriver part is easily rotated to make it suitable for all your needs.
The first position shown in the picture above is so useful for jobs on all your Brother machines. Embroidery machines, overlockers and sewing machines all have screws that need to be tightened.
Take my BROTHER Innov-is 1300 for example. Sometimes I want to remove the foot attachment and swop it for a different one. Old screwdriver? Fiddly to hold.
Same with changing the needle, a bit fiddly too.
But with the multi purpose screwdriver set at position 1 both of these tasks are a breeze.
Sometimes there are screws in hard to reach places and I find the little round gadget which came with the machine so hard to grip. The result of which was that something which should have taken me seconds to remove was taking forever
But put the multi purpose tool in position 2 and it is so easy to access even the most awkward screw!
Now this is the bit I like best. Rotate the screwdriver bit untl it is inside the rounded end and you will be astounded at what it can be used for.
Just insert it into the tightening screw on your embroidery hoop and turn, keep on turning and suddenly your embroidery hoop is tight and secure and all this without struggling to use a fiddly little tool. I have the BROTHER Innov-is 800e embroidery machine from Jaycotts
Your stabiliser and fabric will now stay put because it is so very easy to tighten the screw properly - no effort required!
And that is the secret of smooth embroidery - keeping the fabric firmly in place in the
hoop without it moving at all.
You will now be as excited as I am and be wondering how to purchase this wonder tool!
It is called The Brother Multi-purpose Purpose Screwdriver and it is available from your nearest Brother outlet priced £14:99 and worth every penny!
So go on Jaycotts website or call in store and treat yourself. Brother Multi purpose screwdriver
Any queries? Contact Jaycotts for help and advice on any of their products
Honestly, it makes life so much simpler, not only for people whose hands don't quite work as well as they once did, but for everyone.
Who would have guessed that I was struggling for so long but that there was a simple solution just waiting to be discovered