Thursday, March 18, 2010
Which Sewing Machine?????
My brother and sister-in-law were very generous to me for my birthday. Because of them I now get to purchase a new sewing machine. (Thanks Dean & Gay!) I am currently sewing with my 1974 Kenmore 1603 ZZ. It was my graduation gift from my parents that they gave me a year early so I could sew. I have oiled and cleaned it regularly. I hate to admit that I have NEVER had it serviced by a professional. I have sewn MANY dresses, skirts, and blouse for my girls and myself, western shirts for Bud and Travis, crafts, and quilts. I have patched endless pairs of jeans, overalls, and jackets. It has served me well, and my parents certainly got their money's worth out of it!
I have researched endlessly on the internet, and I have looked at some machines. I have looked at Janome, Brother, Elna, and Baby Lock machines. Every machine is impressive. I haven't allowed myself to look at machines over the years, knowing I couldn't buy one anyway. Little did I know that they now thread themselves, cut the thread, have over a hundred different stitches in addition to the alphabet, can sew sideways, etc. I could go on and on! I'd really like to hear from someone who had first hand experience with any of these brands. Any advice??