Sunday, 29 March 2015

My new sewing machine and new stash.

Well here's the post about all of my new stash as promised :)

I'd briefly mentioned about struggling with my brother sewing machine on fabric bulk with a thickness of 4mm at a craft group. They suggested a new machine as it was also noisy, I protested as I didn't think I did enough sewing to warrant the cost but then they had a sneaky reply..."You might sew more with a new machine". I repeated this to my other half and he agreed with them so off on the hunt I went. 

I browsed the Sewing Machine Direct site as I had heard good things about them and was able to narrow it down to two choices. I sent an email to the company asking for more information, they were quick to reply with pros and cons of both and even mentioned a machine that was a good combination of the two. I decided to go for the combination of the two and here it is:

Janome SMD 3000.
 Here it is in action:

 I absolutely love this machine! I bought the special offer of the quilting kit which was an extra £30 but it included an extension table, a walking foot, a quilting guide, a 1/4 seam foot and a free motion foot. It's so much quieter than my other machine and just feels smoother in general.

I have started one of the planned quilted bags. I have zig-zagged fabric and made a small clutch bag from Studio Cherie. I'll be attempting it again soon as either the fabric wasn't heavy enough or the sew in interfacing was the wrong weight.

Sunglasses clutch by Studio Cherie

Fabric from Minerva Crafts

Cross stitch acquisitions.
I've got another metre of fabric on the way as there was a small mix up and two out of print charts from Tilton Crafts. I hope you're all having a good weekend.

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  1. Congrats! I've been contemplating buying a machine, but I need somewhere to put it first - no room in our current apartment. Glad you like your new one! :D

    1. Thank you. We don't really have the room to be honest. I have a little cupboard to keep it in but take over the dining room table when it's out.

  2. Brilliant! Fab stash haul too. I love seeing stash posts ^_^ xox

    1. Thanks ^_^ I'd love to find some pretty jersey that doesn't cost £20 p/m to add to my stash but it's not looking good xox


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