Friday, February 29, 2008

my new sewing machine


So, this my other new baby. The Pfaff Tiptronic 2010. I finally decided after much debate and I'm still unsure whether I made the right decision (Bernina and Viking were also calling my name) but, I think for the funds I had that I got a good one that is built well, sews wells and does some fancy and crazy things.

What else...I actually bought it in the middle of January but, didn't have the time or patience to even bring myself to learn to thread the machine and bobbin (lame, I know) but I was 9 months pregnant and everything was getting to me. However, over the weekend I decided it was time. I had not used a sewing machine in 3 weeks and I was feeling a little blue about it.

So far I can tell you it sews very well and I like it. The only annoying factor is the stitch controls on the bottom right could be bumped if you are not careful. This happened once but, I was immediately aware of it so nothing bad happened. I made a few things which I will show you soon.

I also tried knitwear with one of the fancy embroidery stitches and failed ruining two baby tees but that's my fault because I didn't use stabilizer in back and didn't read up on it in the manual beforehand. Knitwear is a bit intimidating for me to sew but, I plan to approach the challenge again soon. I remember reading some advice and tips on blogs but, not sure whose it was. I am aware that Built By Wendy is coming out with a knitwear sewing book this year and I plan to buy it and make some of her clothes. I've been hoarding the patterns far too long. They will just have to wait until we move and another 5-8 pounds and then we are good to go.

4 comments:

amy said...

congrats on your other new baby. have fun playing!

EllieRichellie said...

wow. . I was just telling a friend today that I need to practice with knits because of the Wendy Mullin patterns. . .then I searched "sewing" on Google Blogs and found this post. I'll be tuned in to Sew Nancy!

mushroommeadows said...

I totally know what you mean about trying to learn how to use a new machine. I haven't been sewing lately because I bought a new machine and I'm a little too scared of all its functions and a little to busy to figure it all out. :)

Good luck though! :D

Marcia said...

I glad to see with a new baby in the house that you are getting some "mom time" too. Ah, a nice new sewing machine...