Wednesday, December 06, 2006
This is my new sewing machine. It is a "Kenmore Drop-In Bobbin Sewing Machine with 31 Stitches, Built-in 1-Step Buttonhole." Why did I buy it? Well I wanted another sewing machine so I could have one at home and then one at Schmancy. My friend got this sewing machine for Christmas from her mom who is a quilter and seems to sew a lot and know a lot about sewing machines. As Pamela and I were looking for similar things in a sewing machine (for making stuffed creatures, working with heavier materials, etc.), I trusted her mom's purchase and got this one for myself. (Well actually my mom got it for me for Christmas too...i am a copy cat.)
I used it once at Pamela's before my purchase and really liked how smooth it was. I realized that maybe I was a better sewer than I thought. I sewed a perfectly straight line! I really like how you can control the speed. I have an older Kenmore (10 years old) and have never had a problem with it so I also trust the brand. I like this one because of all the different stitches that my older Kenmore does not offer, the ability to control the speed, the built- in buttonhole and that it was recommended for quilters which is what I aim to be. ALSO to be perfectly honest, the selling point was the turtle and bunny and the color. I am being honest. I look forward to many happy years with my new Kenmore.
Here are the highlights from their website:
Great for quilting. Features blanket stitch capability, walking foot and 1/4 in. seam foot. Comes with several user-friendly electronic functions and a generous stitch package, plus ergonomic design.
31 stitches/54 functions
Built-in 1-step automatic buttonhole with auto-stop
Built-in needle threader
Walking foot and 1/4 in. seam foot included for quilting
Presser foot pressure adjustment to smoothly feed fabrics of all weights
Stretch stitch and buttonhole pitch adjustment for superior stitch quality
7-pc. feed dog system to effortlessly feed fabric of any thickness
Two 1-touch electronic functions
Electronic sewing speed control lever
Includes accessory set, owner's manual, Quick Reference Chart and electronic foot control
Posted by Schmancy at 12:50 PM