Remember when things were built to last a lifetime and they came with the warranty? You didn't have to pay extra or read between the lines to see what the exclusions were. When we first got married my husband bought me a machine with all the bells and whistles. It was fun until I had to get it cleaned, yearly! After 10 years of fighting with all the digital buttons and such I put that baby in the garage sale. Two years ago when I got the sewing itch again...this is what I bought...it has the lifetime warranty built to last I long for.
Deluxe model sewing machine made in Japan. I won it on eBay from a gentleman who owns a sewing machine shop in Canada. This was completely refurbished back to factory standards. Honestly, it was well worth the $400 price tag.
This is an old industrial shop machine that will sew through layers of heavy fabric or the lightest of organza.
It is fully motorized but I love the control I have with the wheel when I need it. It even winds bobbins. The only stitch it does is straight. I found the back stitch a few months ago by accident.
Stitch control is amazing. With the slightest little movement I can adjust for almost anything. One of my favorites is to make a hem length stitch and pull it for the best ruffle around.
All of the detail on this machine is icing on the cake. No fancy feet, stitches, or embroidery here...not even a button hole. On the other hand it never skips a stitch, knots up or powers out on me either.
Reagan (owner of our home) decided to spend time with me this week. He was fascinated with the spool on top of the machine. Never did come any closer than this perch though.
We always need birthday gifts around here. There is always a party invite slipped in at the last minute..."Oh, Mom So and So asked me...." You know the drill. I made these interchangeable ruffle headbands with some Amy Butler scraps. It doesn't take much to get me excited about sewing. It's the little things.
I will announce the winner for the Apron giveaway on Friday...thanks for all the sweet comments!