So I've been thinking about getting a sewing machine and learning how to sew for quite a while now. We have some fabulous books at work on making clothes and other cool stuff and I am desperate to give it a go and maybe make some nice skirts.
The thing is I know nothing about sewing machines so I don't know what I am looking for. I also don't want to spend shitloads of money and some of those babies are over a $1000, although I don't think those are quite aimed at beginners! :) So I'm calling out to anyone who knows anything about sewing and sewing machines for advice on what I should get/look for. Please help me, all suggestions appreciated!
However, Target and Spotlight keep putting out a basic brother for $150 ~~ - which is a reasonable machine and good for a newbie.
I'd start with that and then upgrade. Or else another brand if they use the same bobbins as Bernina, because they are the same sort so save you buying more down the track, but not a big cost so not a big deal.
I've seen those sewing and embroidery machines-in-one at the craft fair...those things are amazing, I'd spend over $1000 on one of them!
The creator of this blog has HEAPS of info on the best sewing machines to buy based on your wants and needs. Really helpful.
I am also a beginner. I have borrowed a friends old machine and have started making my daughter a little Pinny. I recommend buying the Meet Me At Mikes craft book - It has 26 crafty things to make for beginners... a skirt, cute wheat bag, baby booties and more!
I look forward to following your sewing journey here...! Thanks for stopping by my blog :o)
BTW, you've been tagged. No pressure, just something to do if you're bored :) http://four-little-higgs.blogspot.com/2009/06/meme-ories.html
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