Happy birthday to me. Back in March-ish Nathan told me that he was thinking of buying me my own sewing machine for my birthday this year. My birthday was at the end of April. I have been doing quite a bit of sewing as you can see in my tutorials. But I did it all with my mom’s sewing machine. One that she had found at a yard sale or thrift store. It was an older Singer model and it worked great for what I needed to get done. And then this year, Nathan thought it was time for me to get my own. I love that guy.
I was excited to research a new machine. Come to find out, it wasn’t easy at all. Asking people which brand of sewing machine to get was like asking them where to buy clothes. Everyone had their own opinion and no one was wrong. It was all depending on tastes, sewing skills and what they would make with their machine. Also, the more I researched the more expensive the machines were. So this week, I’ll tell you everything I learned about sewing machines and how to pick the right one for you. We’ll do a second series of Sewing 101 about sewing machines.
Let me tell you about my new sewing machine. Not saying this is the one you should get. But I absolutely love my sewing machine. After many days and hours of researching, I decided the best machine for me was this Molly model Baby Lock sewing machine. It’s a simple and basic sewing machine from Baby Lock. I didn’t need embroidery or anything computerized. I don’t do quilting.
This sewing machine has all the features I was looking for and a little more to make it even better. And I got it at such a great deal because there was a sale one these machines. You can’t order Baby Lock sewing machines online. You have to purchase it from a licensed dealer. So for me, it also came with full service parts and labor warranty for a year from the store I purchased it from. Some of the features in Molly that I really like are built-in needle threader, one-step button hole, adjustable stitch length and width and drop-in bobbin.
Thanks, Nathan! I love, love, love my new sewing machine!
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