Hello everyone! For about 2 years, I have been using a really basic sewing machine that I purchased from Walmart (despite being told not to ever, ever do such a thing by a trusted seamstress buddy of mine). I bought the most basic machine the store had in stock because I wanted something that wasn’t too complicated when learning to sew. It had THE bare minimum. But it’s a nice little machine, and it got the job done, and I’m happy to say that I learned quite a bit about sewing while using it.
Recently though, I decided I wanted to branch out and get something that had a little more than the basics. One of my top goals in sewing is to master knits, so I found a highly rated machine on Amazon that not only came with a walking foot, but some excellent stitches that included the mock overlock stitch. If you don’t know what that is, examine one of your professionally made garments that you own. Notice how the seams have some fancy stitching that lock the edges? This is done with an overlock machine (or serger) and I haven’t quite reached the point where I am ready to commit to buying one. To take a lot of the pain out of sewing with knits, a serger is recommended, but having a walking foot and a mock overlock stitch makes it easier and more professional looking when using a sewing machine.
So I jumped on it! And yesterday it got here. Excitement ensues!
Here it is in the box, which shows some of its features and stitch choices. I’m super excited to try out the different button holes, and the decorative stitches.
When unboxing, I was very happy to see that it had a cover for my sewing machine included.
I’m willing to bet all you seasoned lovers of sewing are amused at how excited I am over these features, but I’m telling you, my old machine was BASIC!
And here it is, all set up in my sewing room and ready to be used! I took photos of it with and without the table extension, another feature I am thrilled for.
The machine I bought is the Brother CS6000i. When you search for “sewing machine” on Amazon, it’s the first result, and it came highly rated. Click here if you’d like to see for yourself.
I’m going to try this baby out and knock out some projects I’ve been needing to get done (including a lovely party dress that a friend requested) and then I’ll post a review. If you have tried this machine for yourself, what do you think of it?
Happy sewing everyone!