Tuesday, December 04, 2007

My trusty sewing machine

My trusty sewing machine
Originally uploaded by crafty dad
was very busy this past weekend. We hemmed SEVERAL pairs of pants for the boys. And...get this...we even did some C R A F T I N G. No kidding. We actually made some tissue holders and a few Christmas gifts (stocking stuffers).

More to come...


micah said...

man, I'm jealous of that sewing machine! that's a 'Man's' sewing maching for sure.

I think it's time to upgrade!

sea mystery said...

I'm looking into getting a nice machine. Can you advise what you use?
Thanks for your time.

Mike said...

Sea Mystery: The machine in the photo is a Sears Elite. I think it's model No. 365. And...according to the Sears website, it is no longer offered. But there are several others to choose from.

Since they can be a little pricey, make sure you do your homework before purchasing a machine. There are lots of options available these days. Make sure you get what you want!

In addition to this machine, I have other non-electronic machines. My favorite is the Singer 401a. It belonged to my wife's grandmother, and it is fantastic. It's all metal and gear-driven (no belt) and works great. I love it!

sea mystery said...

Mike: Thanks for the info. I've been using an Elgin (not many people have ever heard of one) and I think it's about time for an upgrade. :)