[sew] Retirement of my old Machine
It may not look like much, but it served me well. Having only a simple straight stitch (with "special feature" being it could go in reverse), it's what let me get into sewing, and all the outputs of creations (and unwearable disastrous items as well)!
However came the time when the single stitch function either meant I had to do a lot more work to get to a final product, or simply didn't allow me to apply certain techniques (stretch, button holes, serged edges etc).
I got a new machine this past week. Super excited, and super motivated to make things! Ive been sewing daily (which hadn't been the case before). Hoping I can keep up the good habit and it isn't strictly due to the novelty of a new toy, followed by the danger of it wearing off.
Gotta say, OldStitcher was a pretty good looking. Nice colour, retro look, and sturdy (oh-so-heavy); whereas my new one looks part Beluga whale - part "Barbie`s My little sewing machine" due to the pink accents.
Don't get me wrong, I looove the new one.
Just a shame they didn't have it in lime green.
(above) Just a few of the oldmachines work