Tuesday, March 27, 2007

iNeed


fabricsrme.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

a new sewing machine. i really do. just something cheap and basic that doesn't require a lot of know-how to run and won't break down. ever. any suggestions? my current hand-me-down machine is sitting in parts on my floor, yellowed with time and rusting from lack of use due to some weird bobbin issue that i just cannot figure out no matter how many hours i waste on it. i also need to stop buying cute fabric until i own said new sewing device. because it too is now sitting on my floor, abandoned and lonely and wishing it could be something useful and cute stashed in my handbag.

12 comments:

Wannabe said...

Or you can just buy from MaryMo like I do because I can't sew worth a crap. LOL! I have an old Singer that I'm going to take to get tuned up and a few friend is going to teach me the basics. I say the less fancy the better.

tinker said...

yep, there's a singer for under 100 at target that i was looking at. it only has 16 stitch functions, but i'm pretty sure i'll only need maybe three.

Kelly said...

try to find a sew shop that sells used machines. i got a used sewing machine for $60, and it's better than the one my mom has that she spent over $300 for!!

Anonymous said...

you don't still have the old machine from Mama, do you? And what is this "bobbin thing" problem? I still have my Pfaff and a cheapie Brother machine from Walmart, the Brother is so easy to oil and adjust, it may be worth checking on.
love
mom

mbizz said...

my machine is currently in the basement. i need to get it out and do some fun stuff with it.

tinker said...

so brother is a good name? i know they sell them at the w-mart near me...i just didn't know much about them. is singer a more trusted name or are they pretty comparable? good advice kelly, i'll check into that...maybe i can even have them take mine and fix it...

Kelly said...

you might also want to look into trading yours in, if you don't want to deal with repairing it.

Jolly said...

cheap machines are fine... just make sure you get one that will do button holes for you.

African Kelli said...

Go to Target or Walmart (I won't tell anyone) and spend $100 on their Singer model. I've had this sewing machine for 8 years with one tuneup and it is still sewing like a champ.

jen said...

please can you send me one of those cute non-pink card holders? do they fit credit cards and the like?

tinker said...

jen! i am making one especially for your fun box!

kelli, thanks for visiting...did you buy the 89 dollar model or swing for the 129? i'm swaying towards the 129 just because of the bad comments from users on the 89...maybe this is biased since there's only one comment on the 129...ugh, so many decisions...

immature jen said...

you said fun box heehee

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