Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kaput!

death of a sewing machine
i've become very attached to my sewing machine over the past year. like, really attached. i've used it to make mack's bedding, pillows, curtains, etc. plus i have so many more projects lined up in the near future that i have to have this thing for (especially for the etsy store i'm working on opening)! needless to say, i'm feeling very lost without it at the moment.

laying out the squares
i've been helping my friend make a baby blanket for her new nephew's arrival (i'm going to make another for mack, complete with a tutorial soon) and in the middle of the project my trusty old machine kicked the bucket.

it's a pretty old sewing machine. i got it right after we got married almost 10 years ago, so it's had a long life. it's not the nicest or fanciest, but it wasn't the cheapest either (although, i've heard lots of people say they've had their machines for 20+ years). i think we paid about $300 for it then, but is it worth the cost of the repair when i could buy a much nicer one for less than what i paid back then?

what is a girl to do?

8 comments:

Mrs. White said...

Awww man I feel for you there. That has got to be the worst thing EVER! Hopefully you'll find something phenomenal to replace it.

Elle said...

You poor thing. I have a mini sewing machine that I am yet to play on. I haven't long learned to knit and really want to master sewing, but there just doesnt seem to be enough hours in the day for all my crafts... hmm...

I just found your blog courtesy of Better Bloggers. It is way sweet over here. New follower for sure! Love Elle xo

DandelionBreeze said...

Ouch... I would be devastated. I grew up sewing on my grandmother's very old Singer sewing machine... the old iron super-heavy black one with fancy gold writing (but no fancy stitches)... and was devastated when it broke down. Hope you find a new one soon :)) xoxo

Jen said...

Oh dear! That would be horrifying! But a new one will be exciting. Can't wait for the baby blanket tutorial. I'm not making all of luigi's bedding, but I am going to make a patchwork quilt from fabric scraps I've been saving from all the other blankets I've made for people over the years. I need to get started!

Shannon said...

Oh no! I've been thinking of learning how to use a sewing machine for awhile now. I'm glad to hear you've had success getting projects done with it!

Shannon @ Polish and Sugar said...

Oh no! I've been thinking of learning how to use a sewing machine for a little while now. I'm glad to hear that you've had success getting projects done with yours!

Nikkiana said...

I know I'd be inclined to just buy a new one instead of getting the old one repaired if it's cheaper... With perhaps the exception if it's a really old all metal parts machine, and then I'd probably pay to have it fixed... That's the thing that bums me out about so many of the new machines, plastic parts!

I've been going back and forth as to whether I ought to buy a machine or not... The machine that was my grandmother's machine is technically mine, but a friend borrowed it prior to me moving to a new state several years ago, so it got left at my parents... and I'm not sure whether I want to drag it back with me next time I visit because it's metal and heavy and it would be so much less of a pain to buy a new one.

Kristen Seuberling said...

Oh this stinks! I would say that if you're going to buy a new one, make sure you're actually going to use some of those fancier features. If you won't, it's probably just easier and less time consuming to ave yours fixed. Good luck making this decision!

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