New sewing machine!

For the last five years, I’ve been sewing with a really cheap-as-chips-and-you-get-what-you-paid-for machine from Argos. Only three stitch lengths, only three zigzag variations. Generally not the best equipment for any given job, butfunctional and crucially for the time I acquired it, cheap.

Then on Thursday evening I was stuck in Woking, and spotted that the Singer sewing shop was closing down and had massive 50% discounts on sewing machines. I was sad that they were closing, because business was becoming impossible for them (internet competition), and felt bad that I’ve never shopped there, mainly because I don’t shop in Woking, because one ought to support local businesses. We’ve just lost one of the fabric/craft shops in Guildford, so I should try and use the ones we’ve still got, more.

Anyway, I resolved to go back at the weekend and buy a new sewing machine, which I duly did yesterday, and I am now the proud owner of a Singer Confidence (7463). I’m so excited to have a play with it!

Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I debated with myself whether to keep the crummy Argos machine as a back-up, but as my flat is tiny, I can’t justify the storage space, so it’s going to freecycle.

I am going to be sewing like a demon now!

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10 thoughts on “New sewing machine!

  1. Just sit down with some plain fabric, thread the machine with contrast thread, and try out each stitch, vary length and width. I found it an great resource. Congratulations and enjoy your new machine.

    • I’ve been having a lot of fun with the variations and special stitches! I’ve only tried a few, but already I’m amazed at how brilliantly it does buttonholes, and I’m thinking of ways I can use the pretty edgings.

    • It’s already proving to be massive fun! It’s lovely and quiet and so smooth… I didn’t realise until now how rubbish my cheapo machine is. I don’t really want to diss it, because it served me well enough at a time I couldn’t afford anything better. But yeah, this new baby is so much easier to work with!

    • Heehee! “Sewing room”… I should be so lucky! But you’re right, Faye, this machine has a lovely soft purrrrr.

    • It’s a delight! I’m already wondering what I can pretty up with those fancy stitches. And I’m not afraid of buttonholes now. This is definitely upping the sewjo.

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