i got another new machine last week. its the singer confidence. so far, i love it. i had been borrowing a friends’ machine for awhile since mine was causing me to think really bad thoughts, and hers is almost the same model. i checked out all your recommendations (thank you so much!), but when push came to shove i had to consider 2 things: cost and feedback. cost was the main thing. although i could easily justify paying for a janome or pfaff, i couldn’t actually pay for one. yes, they are amazing machines, i’m sure, and they will probably outlive their owners, but i simply don’t have the money to buy a machine like that and don’t plan on going into debt for one either. so i further looked into the more economical suggestions. thats where the feedback came in. i wanted to look at an inexpensive machine that someone like me has used. shealynn recommended the singer confidence, and i know she sews at least as much as me. it sounds like she’s pretty hard on her machine and its worked out great for her. so after a few chats with her i got up the courage to try this again. i bought it on joanne.com for $200. really, its a great price and i didn’t want to pay much more than that.
so what do i think so far? well, i’ve had a very light sewing week since it landed on my porch, but in the hour or so we’ve spent together, its been great. it made me realize how much sewing machines have changed in the 8+ years since i’ve had my machine. this is so user friendly and i feel like i can get things done faster, and happier since i’m not tempted to throw it out the window.
so, sorry for the semi-boring post, but i know a few of you wanted to hear about the search. for now, it has ended. and my daughters are stoked on the purple panel!