Friday, March 9, 2007

Sewing machine suggestions?

Jeff has warmed up nicely to the idea of me purchasing a new sewing machine. We made plans to save up money for one in our budget. This is very exciting for me.

Now the search begins. I have been very fortunate to have Free or nearly free machine to use, so I am in sticker shock at the moment. However, I wanted to ask for recommendations on machines to look at.

The machine I mentioned in a previous post was a Pfaff 2038 or the 2056. What I really like about this brand is their IDT feature that feed both layers of fabric simultaneously. And I always thought it was my fault my points never matched up (well maybe some of the fault lies with me but... still).

My new sewing machine must be able to do free motion sewing and have a needle stop up or down feature.

I really want a machine to help me with my quilting and I will attempt my first clothing project in a few weeks. I really like the idea of making my own clothes. We'll see how that turns out. I hope its not a romantic notion and I enjoy doing it.

1 comment:

  1. Yay PFAFF! Go for it. I have 2 PFAFF's. The one I am using at the moment is giving me heck (it's an embroidery machine too), but I think it just needs a good cleaning. My "old" PFAFF was an incredible step up from the $89 Brother I'd had previously. That needle up - down thing has changed my life. I Love that feature, and the IDT is great too.
    When you buy one, if the store offers classes for the machine, take them! You learn a lot. I can't wait to hear what you get. I'll be checking back.


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