I'm in the market for a sewing machine as the one I have is a second hand one that doesn't rewind it's bobbins and only has about 3 stitch selections, or a Singer I traded with my Mom. She took my basic Singer and I in turn got hers. She wanted it for my niece to learn on. Which is great, it was a great little machine, I used it when I use to do piecework at home, sewing visors for a women out of Woodstock. However, her machine has a problem with the tension, I've been meaning to get it to a repair shop but I haven't yet and when I do it will make a good second in case the new one is in use. I would love one of those embroidery sewing machines but man is the $$$ high.
When Mom and I went to Kingston NY to pick up things for her party we also went sewing machine looking, as she said she would get me one for my birthday. I consider my Mom an expert in sewing and sewing machines among other things so I value her opinion highly. We looked at a Brother CS6000i, that we both liked and believe it or not it was at Wal-Mart. It has 60 stitches but 101 stitch functions ((?) which I'm not sure what that means), and 7 button hole styles and an expanded table. I remember seeing it in our Wal-MartS (yes we have like 5 within 30 minutes of each other). Mom thought this would be good for me, especially since I am relearning sewing. I've just dabble and now I want to get more serious. Mom gave me a gift certificate for it so I wouldn't have to bring it on the plane and I could just buy it down here. Well guess what? Every single Wal-Mart I have called and visited from Raleigh to Greensboro does not have that particular Brother anymore, they are being depleted from their stock. One lady said they are getting in new stock and that is why there aren't a lot on the shelves right now.
Today I went back to one of the Wal-Marts because I had seen some great fabric on discount when hubby and I were there looking for the Brother, and decided to go get it before it disappeared.
I have the pattern to make a sewing machine cover, organizer and things for your sewing room so I thought this crafty pattern would be great. I bought six yards of the bottom one and almost two of the top, it was all they had.
I then spotted this floral fabric and I thought it would be great for my bedside pocket organizer (free pattern found online at Jo-Ann's) I want to make. The material was actually on the bolt backwards so I saw the muted side and loved it, the lady pointed it out and showed me the actual front. I love them both LOL. Driving home I got thinking that this would make a great duvet cover (another pattern I found at Jo-Ann's) for my comforter. Needless to say I right away measured my comforter and will go back for more.
I also found my sewing machine - one that embroiders and the price isn't that bad. The gift certificate from my Mom will pay for half, so maybe Friday since it's payday I'll be able to get it. Keeping fingers crossed.
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