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time for a new sewing machine

by Stacie Bloomfield / 5 comments

I was smack in the middle of sewing a huge order of animal pillows this past weekend when I heard an unpleasant grinding sound in my sewing machine. I broke a gear, or at least I am assuming I did. I have had my little Diana Singer sewing machine serviced a few times over the past few years, and I decided it was finally time to purchase a new machine.
I purchased for myself this Singer 7258 Stylist Model sewing machine. It had really great reviews, and was said to be a "workhorse" of a machine. Sounded good to me! I wanted to buy a machine in town over the weekend, but found that the price was much better online.

Then, I saw this really cute 3/4 sized Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine! Oh, how I wish Violet was old enough to use it. She has been wanting me to teach her how to sew. But, a 3 year old handling a needle and thread doesn't sound too smart.

I am so tempted to buy this machine for her now and give it to her in oh, 4 years? I have visions of us sewing animal pillows together, side by side.

Not that I would make her sew my Gingiber pillow....er.....um.... yeah...

My machine will arrive on Thursday, so I have had to take a break from pillow making. Which is nice. I feel like I am regaining some of my sanity.

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  • Sarah on

    Aren’t there child labor laws for that? ;)

  • Michelle on

    I started sewing when I was 4! By hand, but I think it is quite possible to introduce the sewing machine early on as well. :)

  • Rae Veda on

    Ah! I had a date with my sewing machine all day. The best way to spend a day off. xo, rv


  • Tara on

    Hi! I’m a fan of your lovely etsy shop, and have since become a fan of your blog too :). I thought I’d ask, in light of this post: for someone who is interested in learning to sew for the first time, do you have any recommendations for type of sewing machine?

  • cranny + b on

    how fun to get a new machine! Two years ago, my sweet Gigi ( my mom’s mom ) bought me a new serger—I love it. I love my going-on-11 year old sewing machine too and am fearful that it will need replacing soon :(

    I just wanted to say that I love your etsy shop and I hope to decide on a pillow to order soon. You just make it so difficult because I love ALL of your things and cannot make a decision! :)

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