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New Toy! February 21, 2010

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Equipment, Sewing.
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OHAI! Guess what I bought yesterday?

a New Sewing Machine!!!!!!TADAH!!

It’s a Brother BM3600. Initially I had my eyes on a cheaper model (Brother’s BM 2600). However, when I got the sales lady to do a demo on how to sew a button hole with the BM 2600, it looked too complicated to me. LOL. Then the lady (she looks so motherly :P) told me if i want an automated buttonholer, I should get the BM 3600 instead. It can even sew buttons on! So in the end, I did!

The machine has 35 different kind of stitches, auto bobbin winder, needle threader, auto bobbin … overall a very easy machine to use and really compact! It fits onto my tiny ikea table comfortably next to my pc (with a 22 inch monitor… I do all my cutting on the floor 😛 cuz i just do not have space for a large table :(). It came with the regular presser foot, a zipper foot, button holer foot, button sewing foot, darning plate, extra spool pin, screwdriver, 1 twin needle, 1 pack of regular single needles, and 4 bobbins. I got an extra foot for sewing rolled up seams (dunno the actual term), an extra pack of regular needles and a pack of denim needles. It’s super easy to use! The only thing I don’t like about the machine is the colour … it’s pink …………………………… I’m not a pink person :\ …. the BM 2600 is purple .. I much preferred that but no auto-buttonholer. 😦 OH WELLLLL!

I’ve already made 2 items with the new machine! 😀

This is made from the Buttercup bag from “Made by Rae”. The bag made from the free pattern is alittle too small though. 😦

I also came up with this …. no pattern …. just winged it haha. A roll up pouch thing to contain all my makeup brushes! 😀 hehe

My mom said this makeup brushes roll up is nice! She said the colour combi is nice. 😀

I wonder if I made it properly with better fabrics, would anyone want to buy? lololol. 😀

I’m happy with my new machine! YAY!

p/s: it replaces my mom’s old sewing machine. I always thought it was a Singer (look at the old manual foot pedal) but apparently it’s a Shanghai Flying Man 😛 I think she had an old Singer, but it spoilt and she got this to replace the singer. My mom used to be a seamstress when she was younger.

This is a trusty old machine that served us well. My mom will continue to use it because she doesn’t think my new toy is great. LOL.

Mom’s Old Serger January 21, 2010

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Equipment, Sewing.
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I took my mom’s old Belna serger out of storage today. I think this machine is as old as me. I don’t think the brand is around anymore. haha. though old, it’s still a kick-ass machine! 😀 My mom still uses it now and then, especially if she has to sew my dad’s trousers. Her sewing machine is an antique Singer. It’s mounted on an wooden desk thingy with iron legs with wheels and pedal. But we don’t use the manual leg pedal. My dad powered up the Singer with an electric motor pedal. I should take a picture of the sewing machine too. I’m very lucky my mom has all these toys to fuel my crafting needs. 😀 hahaha.

look at how worn the machine is (or dirty) 😛 It’s so cool!

Anyway, I think the serger and I are gonna have lots of fun. hehe. 😀