I came home yesterday with this. Boy, am I in trouble. Not with Chris, but with me.
I have, for the most part, managed to maintain an “I don’t sew” attitude, mostly because this prevents me from taking on even more projects than I already have lined up for myself. It also keeps me out of fabric stores and off of sewing blogs.
But it’s just that, people keep coming up with ways to make clothes from J Crew, and Anthropology, and I just can’t afford stores like that. And they keep making cute little items for their kids or themselves out of their husbands old shirts. And they make statements like, 10 minute sewing project, even beginners can do this, you simply need a basic running stitch, etc, which have made me think that if only I possessed a sewing machine, than I would be able to make something like they have made.
I have known all along that if I was going to invest in a sewing machine, even a basic one, than I would have to commit to learning about it, how to use it, and trying to make it worth the investment. But then I saw this baby at the thrift store a month ago and took a second look.
And when I saw it was still around yesterday, I thought about it again. At $29.99, if it worked, than that would be a decent price. But it wasn’t $29.99, it was 75% off $29.99. So for $7.50, I brought it home.
I don’t think I’m quite ready to dive in just yet. I’m still just getting used to it being around. I did, however, call my mom who is coming to visit in a few weeks and inform her that I’d bought a sewing machine, and she might have to show me how to use it. She agreed.
So does anyone own a “Brother” brand sewing machine that they’re happy with? I would love any encouragement that you have to throw out there. I saw a picture of someone who had sewn through their finger the other day, and I’m currently trying to edge it out of my mind with images of pretty dresses, pillows, curtains and baby quilts.