Well I am new to the blogging and relatively new to the sewing, so I thought I would dive in feet first and all the way.....here we go
What brand and model do you have? Kenmore 385
How long have you had it?About 6 years
How much does that machine cost (approximately)? It was about $200 (I think that is what my mom-in-law said)
What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)? I love to sew clothing for my kids. But I have done curtians, pillows, and one basic quilt
How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get? In the last year I sew once a week on average (sometime I take a break and other times I sew once a day)
Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name? I love my machine. It does everything that it needs to do. I would love to get a 'fancier' machine, buy my tried and true little lady does the trick.
What features does your machine have that work well for you? I love the extra stitches, and the button holer is WONDERFUL. I do cloths and without that it would be very difficult.
Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? I thread pops off a lot from the top and not the bobbin. Then I have to totally retread it, to make sure that it goes through all the ness. places.
Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it! When we lived in an apartment I had to haul it in and out of the closet and she took it really well. But no no crazy stories. Well, I guess that when my mom-in-law gave it to me I was very touched. It was not many years after I married her son and the extravagance of the gift really touched me greatly.
Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? I would. Expecially if they are new to sewing. It doesn't take long to understand and it does stiches wonderfully. If you are more advanced or would like a ton of extra stiches then this machine would not be for you!!
What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine? The cost to your sewing ability. What I mean is, if you are a casual sewer then a fancy machine is kinda a waste of money. If you just need to do little hems here and there. If you love love love to sew and would even consider a business in it, then a more expensive 'fancy' machine would be most likely better. If you don't think that you will use the different stiches then don't worry about them so much.
Do you have a dream machine? I don't as of this point have a dream machine. Like I said I am kinda new to all of this, so I sure it will not take long to get one though. Expecially after this month on sew mama sew!!