Picking out a sewing machine

So I’ve been pretty bad about keeping up with this. Alaska weather just makes me too sleepy at the end of the day to do anything! Or maybe I’ve been to occupied with sewing/knitting. That’s probably it!

Anywho, since my last post I’ve started a shawlette with lovely fingering weight malabrigo, and have sewn up a polka dot clutch and a dolman top.

I’ve recently started sewing again but this time I think I’m going to take it more seriously. Two years ago I purchased a $75 brother machine through amazon. Looked like I was getting a lot for my $75 and it was a good way to just get familiar with sewing. Initially I was really interested in making plushies- I mean who doesn’t like plushies! Well lately I haven’t seen anything in the stores worth buying so I’m going to attempt to make whatever I want myself!

Unfortunately, $75 brother machine doesn’t appreciate long sewing times and starts to eat my project if it’s had enough.

After a long week and a half of deciding between a Janome DC 2011 or a slightly used bernina 215

I’ve finally decided on the Bernina! On paper I would be getting more for my money with the janome BUT my gut instincts tell me to go with a bernina. After reading forum after forum it seems like people really enjoy their bernina so hopefully I’ve made the right decision.

Hope to keep up with this more! Will post pictures when my machine gets here 🙂 its on a craft cruise til Sunday!