Last night my sewing machine died. After 10 years of weekly abuse it gave up. My husband bought this for me when we were first married and expecting our first child. He left it on the kitchen table with a note saying,
"Make something pretty."
I was thrilled when I came home from work. It was the first sewing machine that was MINE and it worked beautifully. I learned the basics of sewing as a teenager, but didn't have the time or money to really get into it until later after I was married.
It's hard to say how many projects I have made on this machine, but it definitely earned its keep.
The notions box broke off about 5 years ago and as you can see so did part of the bobbin spinner. But it was still functional so I kept on. I only had to take it in once when the gears somehow reverted and it would only sew in reverse....that was fun, ha!
But last night it gave up and the price to have it serviced and fixed just doesn't seem worth it when we didn't pay much for it to begin with.
And so I am in search of another machine....and soon! I use it on a weekly basis!
I'm tempted to buy another Kenmore since I was pretty happy with this one, but I'd like to look at other options first.
Which is why I am turning to you ladies! I figure if I want some good recommendations I should go to the source.
I don't need anything fancy and the budget doesn't allow for a Bernina.
So what would you recommend?