Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Bereft

Oh dear, there is a big space on my table where my sewing machine was. It's gone, I sold it. I've spent the afternoon showing Helen how to use it. She wants to take up sewing and my Danome is the ideal starter machine. There is a shop where I can try out lots of machines, it has been recommended to me, I shall be going there to choose one. I asked the ladies at the sewing workshop for their opinions on different makes and models, so I have a good idea of what I am looking for. I feel lost without a sewing machine, I need to get one pretty soon. ilona

14 comments:

  1. I have owned a sewing machine all my adult life, have fun choosing your new machine.

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  2. Good for you for helping someone start out.
    I have an electric machine..but I still love using what husband calls my "handraulic" 1929 Singer!!

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  3. I bought my Bernina in 1986 and it is still going strong. Cost me an arm and a leg back then but has lasted the distance.

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    1. Best machine ever,mine is 1968 model, still hums along perfectly.

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    2. And apparently the older Berninas are better and worth mending, compared to the newer models

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  4. should be fun choosing a new one... I have normally had 2 machines at a time back from when I did craft shows...still have 2 and now you've reminded me to let one go...

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  5. Snap ! I also sold my wonderful Janome to a friend who was just starting, a young Mum who was keen to make things.
    I had already found a 1968 model Bernina at a garage sale for $100 in a hydraulic lift cabinet, sold the cabinet for $100 and used part of that for a big strip down and service as the machine was jammed with very old oil.
    I've had my lovely Bernina 30 years and wouldn't swap her for anything...really...was offered a new $2,000 computerized and said no thanks.
    Just keep in mind that the more fangled and computerized a machine is, the more can go wrong with it.
    Have fun looking for your new helper.

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  6. I would be bereft too...I have a fancy Bernina for fancy stuff But also have loads of old straight stitch Singers. 5 or 6 I think plus a German Ankar ( sp?) from the late 40's. I enjoy the old black machines and have to stop myself from buying more!

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  7. I had a Jones sewing machine for over 50 years until it was to heavy to carry and I brought a much lighter one for a Singer Automater needle threaded. Which ever one you buy I am sure you will have lots of fun with it.
    Hazel c uk

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  8. I use a Singer 222K Featherweight machine that is older than I am as it was bought by my aunt who died in the 1950s. My grandmother then had it but insisted that it was given to me before she died. It's a fabulous little machine, has never gone wrong, has never been serviced and I've already told my daughter she is to have it once I pop my clogs. She borrowed it recently to run up all the curtains for her new home so that's 4 generations of my family who have used it. It does have electrical tape around some of the wiring now but apart from that it's in it's original condition and has all the attachments and the manual in it's box. I did have a newer machine once (left with me by my sister-in-law who couldn't take it with her when she moved abroad) but couldn't get on with it and gave it away.

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  9. Looking forward to seeing your new machine.

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  10. My sewing machine was bought for me when I was either 14 or 15..Im now 63 and its still working!.I love it and dread the day when it dies on me,lol...I could never send it to landfill..it would have to be recycled in to a plant holder or something!.I have done well these last few days,living the frugal life.Next door,was putting out 2 art deco shaped sets of drawers and cupboards..for the council to take.I asked if I could have them to upcycle and he helped me move them into my garage.They are very heavy and about 70 years old.So thats a project for me to look forward to when the weather is warmer!.Also,my socks were getting very threadbare and I was going to try n sew them up..I will still see if I can do that!...but I got 3 pairs of Micky Mouse socks for £1 from Primark so I will keep the new ones for my break to Brighton,in 3 weeks time.You wont see them under my Doc Martins,lol.xx

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  11. Ilona, can I ask why you got rid of the machine you had?

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    1. Because I want an updated model with more features.

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