4.16.2011

My New Toy

First, did you guys know that I guest posted over at Sew.Craft.Create? Head on over to enter the giveaway of a Silly Monster or Silly Monster Pattern!

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Remember a few months back, when I complained about my sewing machine's tension not working? Well, lucky for me, my husband did. And when the tension went out for the third time (that he heard about it) last week, Jake decided it was time for a new machine. Plus, my birthday is at the end of the month, so it was a good excuse.

I don't know about you guys, but when it comes to spending a lot of money in one shot, I get a bit anxious. . . and I usually chicken out (which is going to make buying a house an absolute nightmare for me). I shopped around and ended up with this new beauty.


Even after testing it at the store and loving it, I ended up walking around the store aimlessly for a while, on the phone with my husband. He had to convince me to buy it. And then, when I got home, I wouldn't open the box for an hour or so. Don't get me wrong, I was SUPER EXCITED about it, I was just so afraid of it not being what I wanted and the trouble of having to take it back or something. . . am I crazy?


How appropriate is it that I ended up buying a machine from Singer's "Confidence" line?

I've only sewn a few small things on it, but plan to try it out on a new dress for me today and tomorrow. I also plan to spend some time just trying all these stitches! (Is 89 a dog? It is. . . it's a dog.)


With the limited amount I've used it, I already know that I love the automatic threader (my finger's on that below), and that there is a thread cutter on the machine. I can't wait to get to know this machine and sew lots of great things on it! Wish me luck!


4 comments:

Denise said...

Yipee for a new machine! Wish mine had a dog stitch!! Have fun.

Rescued Goods said...

Good for you! Congrats!

Bree said...

Woo-hoo! I have to admit, my #1 criteria when I bought my machine was that it have a thread cutter. I wouldn't even look at machines without one! And the funny thing is, I haven't been using it at all lately! Go figure...

Lena said...

That is an awesome machine! I am starting to wish I had one. I don't do much sewing, but the occasion has come up a few times recently, and I think I might ask for one for christmas.