Monday, July 19, 2010

I Need a New Sewing Machine


I have an old Brother Sewing Machine
that I bought used...
back when we lived in Nashville.
So I know that it is, at the very least,
20 or 25 years old.
(We left Nashville in '92 and I had it for several years
before moving.)

Anyway...I am really LOVING how the
Checkbook Covers are coming out..
but I can't work as fast hand sewing them
as I'd be able to by machine sewing...
but my poor 'Brother' has really seen better days.
The bobbin side thread (I'm sure there's a term for it
that I just don't know)
is all thready and knotted...so I know it's not up
to the task.

I am really...really...wanting to get a 'bunch' of them done up
ahead of time
so that I have them for the fall shows
as well as my Shop.

They have been a big 'hit' for me.
I've sold several of them so far...with requests for more.
So
I want to be able to get enough of them done up
before
listing...so that I have a nice variety for the shows
and the Shop.

I listed them...a couple at a time...to just kind of
'test the waters'
and I'm so flattered at the response they've
gotten.
It's one of those things that just keeps me
wanting to do more...
and keeps me trying to design and create
new pieces...
needless to say..
I'm LOVING it!!

5 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

It's always great when a new product takes off . . . congrats on the great response. Hope you find a new sewing machine and get to save your hands.

Aubrie said...

Wow, I'm impressed you can use a sewing machine! As a flutist, I'd be afraid for my fingers....

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

Considering that I managed to pour boiling water over my hand...because I wasn't paying attention...I'm surprised that I dare use a sewing machine.
Course..right now I don't...since it really doesn't want to sew through the primed canvas.

The Words Crafter said...

Congratulations! And I'm so impressed that you know how to sew. My mom made nearly all our clothes when we were little, but I have no talent for it. Hope the hand is healing well and that everything keeps looking up!

BlacknickSculpture said...

I'm glad your checkbook covers are a hit! Bummer about your sewing machine. I always feel bad when a tried and true gizmo of mine gives up the ghost. The new stuff on the market has too many bells and whistles to suit me.