Bernina - 1630 My first impression of this machine is "It kicks ***!"
I have so many machines but this machine really excites me.
-The directional sewing!- in a tight space, don't turn the fabric- adjust the direction.
-Nice long even stitches even though lots of layers. All the other machines will sew through th...more...
Viking - Platinum 750 This is a upgrade for me from the Freesia 425 which I really liked but wanted more buttonhole options. I got this machine on ebay, usually they are areound $1500.00 MSRP.
This machine is very well made, much sturdier than the 425. ( they both have the same great stitch quality)
I choose the 750...more...
Pfaff - 130 I got it off ebay for $150.00 and took it to my trusty mechanic. For another $100.00 I got it re wired, new light and overhauled. This is a gem of a machine. You can convert it to for industrial or hand crank use. Making it a winner with Sail Makers
Straight stitch & Zig Zag, this machine does ...more...
Other - Stronger reading glasses I recently got some rimless reading glasses at Nordstrom in 2.0 strength. I had some rimmed ones in 1.0 & 1.5 but I did not like seeing the rims in my view.
Wow! What a epiphany! I thought I had just burned out on sewing. A causalty of working in the garment industry for so long. I would get c...more...
Viking - 425 You can sew without much thinking.
Great for top stitching for the needle position adjusts easily.
It has just enough decorative & utility stitches.
A nice satin stitch & button hole.
Light weight to carry around and get out for a quick project.
I love that you can easily adjust the pressure foot te...more...