Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tools of the Trade
I have a super simple Kenmore machine I bought at Sears a couple of years ago. At the time, I didn't really know anything about sewing and didn't want to spend a small fortune on a machine I'd either never use again or have features I really didn't need. So now that I'm pretty committed to this sewing thing--and really enjoying it--I'm looking to upgrade.
I'm not really sure what I need other than something with more power, more stitch options (like an easier button hole feature), and maybe a machine with an arm that lifts high (stuffed fleece is super bulky)--the ones I've seen have been quilter's machines, but I'm not a quilter and half their options would go unused. I don't even know if I'd use any of the embroidery features, although embroidering eyes and mouths and whatnot by machine would make things go that much faster, especially since I am a crappy embroiderer at best.
So what's your machine, how do you like it, what sorts of things do you make with it, what machine would you buy if you could?