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I’m So Speechless!

09/14/2009

Why you ask?  Because I got a new sewing machine from my in-laws this weekend.  My MIL and I are doing a craft show in November and she thought that  I could use something better than my old jalopy. 

Ahhh, my first machine.  Let me tell you about her.  She’s a Janome and a member of the value line of sewing machines.  I’m proud to say I got her about 3 years ago from Hancock Fabrics.  I swear I paid under $70.00 for her.  At that point, I knew NOTHING about sewing.  She’s taken me a long way along with my fearless and natural sewing talent, of course.  The frills of my machine include a whole 5 stitches, 1 foot, reverse switch, some clear bobbins, and a seam ripper.  I know, you are jealous.  The downside of my baby are the 5 stitches, and no way to adjust stitch length/width.  Below is a picture of a machine like my baby, but sadly, I think it is a bit more upgraded than mine.

Drumroll please…and my new baby is…a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 118.  She’s a beauty.  I can’t even tell you how excited I have her.  It’s like driving a luxury vehicle after driving a 1989 Ford Escort for years.  It does like 5 times the amount of things my old machine did.  A few perks that I love are the 18 stitches; each I will use.  I do find it useless to have a machine with 25+ stitches with 1/2 that you won’t use.  I also love the needle up/down button, top loading bobbin holder, ability to drop the feed dogs, adjustable presser foot pressure, the 8 feet, and the carrying case.  I am SO excited that I now have a basting stitch and I can adjust the stitch width/length.  The funniest feature to me is the built-in needle threader.  I guess since I’ve been threading my needle for so long, this feature seems to take longer than just doing it myself.  I’m sure I will get used to it and can’t live without it soon.

I’m ready to start my new sewing adventures.  You don’t know how long I’ve waited to be able to sew a zipper.  I can now since I have a zipper foot.  I might miss the slight burning smell that my old machine made when I was working her to death in sweat shop mode.  My new machine actually has adjustable speeds.  YEAH ME!

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  1. 09/29/2009 6:07 pm

    Congratulations on your new machine! I bought a cheap Singer a little over a year ago, thinking that I would only use it to repair clothes and hem curtains. Now that I’m sewing clothes and purses I can see that I need much more machine! It literally groans when I sew through three layers of decor weight fabric! I haven’t admitted this to anyone yet, but I’m quietly watching Craigs list.

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