I was having real problems the other day with the sewing machine, with all these loops appearing on the back of the fabric, like this:
So I called my mom! She said the tension wasn't right and that I needed to adjust it and make sure the machine was threaded correctly. I thought it was, but then I looked at the manual again and I'd done both the upper thread and bobbin wrong :) So I fixed them and got started on my first sewing machine project, making four ginormous 5" bows: one for Azucena and three to sell. They still took a long time, and they also used a heck of a lot of fabric. I think I'll stick to small bows in the future.