Tuesday, October 13, 2009

sad

My sewing machine is in the shop. *sigh* It's so sad and lonely in my
sewing room without it.


It's getting fixed for now, but I think it may be time to start looking for a new sewing machine. This is my second machine in 4 years. They have both been Brother machines and I have really liked them. I think the problem is that I am too cheap to buy a nice machine and I end up running these cheaper ones into the ground. I also like how I can get so many features on these cheaper ones and if I buy a better brand I might not get all the features and will be paying more...but it will be a better built machine. So, does anyone out there have any suggestions for me? I would love a machine that would last more than a couple of years, but also has all the fun features. What are some features you can't live without and what kind of sewing machine do you have?? Help? Any suggestions????

4 comments:

Julie Thompson said...

I have a Kenmore that has been through the ringer...I have even used it to sew through 4 layers of boat canvas. knock on wood it is still going strong and has lots of features. I got the Janome for my birthday (which I love!!) since I wanted even more than my Kenmore has.

Tiff Hunt said...

Mine is a husqvarna. It's a brand of viking. I love it. It wasn't super expensive and it's been AWESOME!!! They have lots of cool stuff on the machines too. Check it out. You can find them at JoAnne's and I think you can buy an extended warranty on them. Good luck.
I love the blog and can't wait for more crafts to come!!!!

Stephanie said...

I have a Brother PC-6500 and I love her! I've had her for about 5 years but it hasn't gotten use all 5 of those years. I quit sewing for a while.
I definitely vote you buy a nicer sewing machine when the time comes...heck, it sounds like you deserve it!!!

linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Hope your sewing machine gets feeling better soon! :) I've had my Pfaff Hobby (bottom of the line!!) for 7 years now and I've loved it. Simple machine, easy to use, works great. I need to take it in for a way past due tune-up. But it's treated me good. Good luck in your search for a new {stitching} best friend! ;)