I got my new sewing machine! After checking different brands and models online, reading all reviews, I decided to get Singer 7258. It is an affordable model and seems very popular. I got mine for less than $170. My hubby was actually willing to spend more, if that would keep me from screaming and yelling at the sewing machine... But I could not tell if spending few more $100s would make a difference, and certainly commercial grade machine is not something I need. So I chose this Consumer Digest "Best Buy" model :)
So far I made a gauze blanket for my daughter. I sewed 2 pieces of double-gauze fabrics together wrapped around with gauze bias tape. The fabrics were pre-cut in 1meter length, so I did not even have to measure and cut them...it was easy and saved me money compared to buying pre-made blanket. My daughter loves blankets, but she always ends up kicking off those polyester blankets. I wanted a light cotton blanket, that is perfect for those hot days.
After a wash, double-gauze becomes fluffy...making this a very soft blanket. And Momo does not kick off this blanket!
So far I am just happy that the threads does not get jammed in this new sewing machine :) I need some time getting used to it, and I want to experiment the various stitches that my old machine did not have...
I also sewed this A-line dress. This was my test run for a new pattern. I was not sure about the sizing, so I used the fabric I did not care for much to test it out. The dress turned out too short and too wide for Momo, so I am glad I did this test run.
Hopefully My next creation will be something I will be happy with...
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