Weekly Obsession: Sewing Machine Woes

I've had it with my sewing machine. Sigh. Time to buy a new one... and fast, as I've got a big project coming up. The machine I currently have is a Brother, and though I've heard good things about them, this one's pretty much the devil. It was a hand me down from my mom (who also hated it and was glad to be rid of it) and has probably been around for at least the past 10+ years or so. Sewing machines should last longer than that, but this one was a loser from the get go. I'll be off to some Singer, Husqvarna and Bernina dealers this weekend, but in the mean time, you should enjoy these handmade sewing machine finds:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

I bet none of them would ever drop a stitch, tangle a bobbin thread or have screwy feed dogs...
I beg you to visit each of the above shops this week. There are some real gems up there with a variety of products and I'm itching to make some purchases...

Might anyone have any advice for my actual/working sewing machine purchase?


  1. I have a Singer that I bought from Sears. Its super easy but pretty basic. Nothing fancy. Not sure what features you will be needing BUT it hasn't given me any problems thus far. = )

  2. No suggestions but I'll be anxious to see what people suggest as I would like to buy one of my own in the near future :)

  3. Thanks for the info, Kelly. I'd say I'm looking for something pretty heavy duty... I don't need a ton of different stitches, but I do like switching up the presser feet quite a bit and want to have plenty of options. Consistent stitching over varying thicknesses of fabrics is probably my biggest need. I'd like something that's more metal and less plastic and will last a long time.

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my tags, I love my brother sewing machine, I don't use it for fabric however but I do like the look of sewing on my cards :)


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