Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sewing Machine Upgrade…

When my Maw-Maw bought me a sewing machine at 16 I am sure she didn’t realize how much use it would really get.  Ten years later- I think it’s time to upgrade!  I have managed to do a lot on my basic, very basic, sewing machine.  It really needs to be serviced (NEVER has been serviced!) because it’s getting pretty unreliable.  But did you know there are a million ka-gillion sewing machines!  My oh my.  There are some budget friendly ones at Joann’s that have good reviews but they are all Singer and I haven’t heard a lot of good things in person about Singer anymore??  Brother has good reviews everywhere and they are also affordable, except for one- which would be a good machine I could grow with…. so…. maybe Christmas?

Does anyone have a sewing machine they would recommend or not recommend??    

Lola got to play at Gram and Popper’s today while I did a lot of sewing! I learned how to make… triple pinch pleat curtains!  It seemed so fancy- but actually was really easy.  Surprisingly so!  So now my kitchen has new curtains!  It was so nice to just sew in a quiet house and not worry about Lola stepping on the pedal, taking the pins, running away leaving a trail of thread behind her, etc… (Thanks Gram and Popper) I have been looking into finding her a fake sewing machine!  She seems to really, really love mine.  Maybe she can play with mine (no needle or power of course) if I get a new one! :)

Happy Sewing Day to me! :)

Oh and please let me know if you know anything about sewing machines or if you know anyone who does sewing lessons! :)

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3 comments:

*Courtney* said...

I have a Singer, but I NEVER use it. I absolutely LOVE love love my Grandmother's old school Singer with the flip open table top and knee pedal, so I go over to her house and use it when I feel the urge to sew. Just made us a new duvet and shams on it....

I'd love to get one for my house. I think I don't like my Singer because I don't know all the tricks to using it and I don't feel like reading the manuel...

Jillian Knutson said...

I have a Singer too, although I don't use it too often, I like it. I learned to sew in jr high and wanted to get back into it again so my husband bought me one a few years ago. I have a friend who has a Shark Intelli-Sew and really likes it. I've also heard good things about Brother machines, especially the different "Project Runway" models. Hope that helps a little. You are very talented~keep up the amazing projects. You are my inspiration!

Jillian Knutson said...

ps (I'm sure you already know this) September is National Sewing Month so you should be able to find some good deals. Good luck and if you do find one, share which one you chose!