Sunday, November 25, 2007

Meet My New Sewing Machine

I've actually gotten it to sew. It looks a lot more complicated than it is. The top flips up; that's where the thread holder and bobbin winder are located. It's a little taller than my old one but much lighter in weight because it's all plastic. I get classes on how to use it. I'm going to take them; I learn much better when someone shows me how to do something. Although the manual is pretty good.

It was on sale; 40% off which brought the price down from $1100 to $700 plus tax. My limit that I wanted to spend was $700 so this worked out nicely. The saleswoman sat me down in front of a Bernina and told me she'd be right back. It was the most expensive machine in the store, $6,000. I quickly moved to another location and told her that I was not buying a Bernina.

Once I decided I really liked this one she still tried to move me up $400 to an adjacent Janome.

We took my old machine to the place that repaired it five weeks ago. I was getting ready to complain loudly when the manager of the store told me I had it on the wrong settings. I had fabric with me so he readjusted the settings and it sewed beautifully. This all occurred after I had purchased the new one. Oh well, every house needs two sewing machines. Now I have one to lend.
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6 comments:

dykewife said...

you could donate it to a women's shelter.

my sister-in-law got a huskavarna (i spelled it phonetically) for an outrageoud sum in the 1980s. it did everything except lay out the patterns and cut the cloth. of course, for her it was an excellent investment since she sewed much of the kids' and her and my brother's clothing and the girls used it to sew their doll clothes. it's still going strong.

Danulai said...

Oooh, nice machine! Mike has a sewing machine that he likes...I can't get over the fear that I'll sew all my fingers together.

Rhonda said...

She's a beauty.


Have you heard any news about Cathy?
praying...

katelnorth said...

Nice machine - now I have machine envy... Not that I don't love my little Janome, but it doesn't have so many bells and whistles.

Anonymous said...

nice machine, will you be my tailor????

doug Fowley said...

that's me and ms Kate