I have a new sewing machine!
I have only played with it for a few hours to-day so I don’t really know what it is capable of yet. It is taking a bit of getting used too!
Because it has more electronics; it is a bit strange; in that I can not sit down and just do “free machine embroidery”.
There are a few start up screens to go through and a lot of “touch screen” – bit like trying to get money out of the hole in the wall at the bank!
It did however, stitch very nicely through layers of fabrics and wool with a nice even stitch and it purrs along – unlike my old machine which in the last year has started to sound very clunky indeed.
My last machine was also a Pfaff – and I am quite surprised that I bought another one – as all my stitching life I wanted to be the proud owner of a Bernina!
I also knew – that at this point, I did not want a machine that connects to my computer – (although I am tempted) but I have a Mac – and I think that all the current “embroidery” machines connect to PC’s which would of meant buying a PC as well as a sewing machine. My views about PC’s are not repeatable – Ilove my Mac.
I got my machine through www.sewingmachines.co.uk
I spoke with Russell there who was brilliantly helpful. If you want to buy a brand of sewing machine they deal with – then I recommend them.
I will let you know how I get on with my new machine. I will keep my old machine for back up,
but I am now thinking of turning my very old machine (an elna) into an embelisher as I wont need it for back up.
If anyone has done this to one of their old machines – I would welcome your comments