Wednesday, March 24, 2010

goodbye my friend

I love my little machine that I bought over the summer. It was the very first sewing machine I ever owned, and it has served me well over the last few months, especially when you take into consideration that I only paid $25 for it:) But it is time to say goodbye. The foot pedal has died and I think I need a machine that has more features and stitch selection. Plus it would be nice to have a machine that is heavy enough that it didn't creep across the table as I sew! While I'm still learning as I go along, I am doing enough sewing to know that this little guy isn't gonna cut it anymore:(

I searched for quite some time to find the right machine. With the help of Julie over at elliven studio, and the sew, mama, sew meme, I have chosen the Brother CE-5000. It is a great machine for beginners, and comes with a wide variety of stitches and features (some of which I'm sure I'll never use). I believe the American version is dubbed the 'Project Runway' model. I had considered some better brands, but they were a little too pricey for me, seeing as I'm not sure how much sewing I'll be doing once I have time to do artwork again. But this machine was quite affordable and offered a lot more features than some of the other basic models.

I've been using my new Brother for about 2 weeks now, and I LOVE it!!! I've been sewing like a crazy woman, and while I adored my little machine, I cannot believe I used it for as long as I did. I have to admit, when I first bought my new machine, I was a bit intimidated, and it sat in the box on my kitchen table for about a week. But since opening it, I've made 2 dresses, 1 top and a jacket for the mini papercut! Yes, pics will follow shortly, and I'm still learning as I go along, but today I say farewell to a good friend.

I will miss you, it was fun while it lasted, but it's time to move on ;)


ricebabies said...

I felt the same way with my first camera and then again with my first sewing machine. My new machine and I have quite a great friendship, she hasn't let me down once in the year I have had her.

Good luck to your new sewing fun.

Julie said...

Oh my goodness! This is too exciting! What a great choice, I'm thrilled to hear you're loving it so much! Yay!

little papercuts said...

I never thought I'd enjoy sewing this much!

Thanks so much Julie for all of your's greatly appreciated:) Hugs xoxo

The Girly Place said...

You know you can use your sewing machine to make cute envelopes too, right?! Fold the page of cute scrapbooking paper almost to the edge (leave about 1 inch at the top for folding down). Do a cute stitch at the sides, put your letter in and glue closed. Viola! :-D