vendredi 8 juin 2012
Introducing...my faithful sewing sidekick.
...There you go. Apologies for the somewhat cluttered background - I never claimed to be a well-organized person (well, in some areas of my life, such as at work, I try to, but given that I work far from my home and don't spend a lot of time here...well. To the point, now.)
This is what I bought, about one year ago, when I decided to get into sewing. After my birthday, I came into the shop of this sewing machines retailer which I had noticed a while ago, and said, "Hello Sir, what could I get for 200€?" and the answer was..."If that's all you got, then don't buy a new sewing machine, you woudn't get anything but crap that will fall apart after 6 months!". OK then..."However, you can have a second hand machine with a one year guarantee for 100€". Agreed!
And so this is how I got my first ever sewing machine. This model is a Husqvarna Vanessa 5610. I don't know how old it is...I'd say it's from the 70s or 80 judging on how it looks ( a guess, anyone?).
Not having an extended experience of sewing machines, all I can say is that I like it well enough, and basically it does what I want (well, sometimes the main thread and bobbin thread kind of "knit" themselves, if you see what I mean, but apart from that...). It is rather simple to use, with no electronics ( I hope the fact that it's entirely mechanic will allow it to last for some more time...fingers crossed!). It was sold with a handbook, which has come in handy more than once. It doesn't do automatic button holes, but having never used a machine that does, of course this isn't something I miss. The thing that confuses me for the moment is the feet. I have 3 or 4 feet, which do not exactly match those listed in the handbook (well, I understood what the regular foot and zipper foot are for, but I'm not sure about the 2 others), and I think I will have to buy an invisible zipper foot for my next project...stay tuned for that!