Yesterday the post was delayed because our new sewing machine arrived, and boy are its specs fun to read: it can do over 800 spm, has more than 200 stitch functions, and comes with the option to purchase dozens of accessories. It's like a game console, except you don't have to keep buying games and can actually make things with it.
Our new toy: a Kenmore 19233. The stock accessories are displayed in front of the machine.
Neither my SO nor I know how to sew with a machine, but we've wanted to learn (so we could make curtains and do other small projects), so after talking to some friends who sew, we decided to get a machine. The diversity of stitches the machine can do is exciting (to us novices):
Last night I set up the machine, watched the introductory how-to video, and read the 100-page manual to figure out how to use it. Within an hour or so I was sewing away, and by the end of the evening had created this masterpiece:
We are indeed lacking in fabric on which to sew ... I foresee a trip to Jo-Ann Fabrics soon.
And what the heck am I doing blogging? I could be figuring out what all those extra feet do!
(oh, and if anyone knows any good sewing resources, I'm all ears)