sewing machine that I got for Christmas this year and what kind of sewing machine that I used to have.
I started with a Kenmore Ultra-Mini, the cool blue color totally rocked my world. But as I became more advanced in my sewing it started to not perform so well. My mother and I sewed all of our baby decor for the nursery with that sewing machine, but had a really hard time with the threading. It would come unthreaded and bunch up string under the fabric rather than actually sew something. My mother has a suspicion that the tension is off but I really have no idea what is wrong with it. The nursery decor was the last thing that the Kenmore Ultra-Mini ever sewed. It was bitter sweet knowing that I could no longer use this cute little machine. I attempted to sew an apron with this machine but the threading problem happened again, so I stored it in the cabinet to never see the light of day again. The Kenmore Ultra-Mini is a sewing machine for beginners that don’t know much about sewing. They no longer sell this model, so if you want one you have to do a search for it on Ebay or something similar. Go yardsaling you might find one there.
Now onto my new baby. The Brother LS-2125i what a beauty of a sewing machine you really are. I love you and I’ve only sewn up a pair of holy jeans for my husband with you. I see lots of potential for you. You are a little bigger than my first sewing machine but you look to be very sturdy. Threading the bobbin and the actual machine was very easy. The first stitch was effortless and you just exude ubber coolness as you sit on my sewing desk. I heart you Brother LS-2125i, I can foresee lots of wonderful sewing projects coming from you.
What I am really excited about is that I can now resume making the projects in the Amy Butler’s In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects book. I love this book and want to make everything in it. I have already made the pillows on the front cover, now I can make the other items as well. After I sew a few projects out of Amy Butler’s Book, I will move onto the Amy Butler Nappy Diaper Bag Tote & Changing Pad Sewing Pattern that I also bought way back in my sewing craze.
It feels so good to have my sewing craze back. I love being crafty. Not only does being crafty save me money but it is also a lot of fun to do. You can’t replace the pride you have when you make something versus when you just buy it at the store.
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Congrats on your new machine. Nothing beats an upgrade!
Happy Sewing and Happy Holidays!
I have the mini ultra and I too am considering an upgrade, but I hate to give up my trusty little blue machine…. Makes me kinda sad.
Wonder why they only make machines in boring white… You would think someone in the fabric world could come up with something more fun!
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I would LOVE to see a PINK machine :P
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