Recently, my sewing machines were the most idle they have been in quite some time. A whole 2 weeks! I took a bit of a break from all the projects before I get back into it for the second half of the year. With my recent sewing break, I wanted to do something different on my blog this month – a series on the “tools of the trade”! So my first post of the month is dedicated to my machines!
When I first started sewing, I bought an inexpensive $100 machine to start out to see if I even liked sewing. Towards the end of 2018, I outgrew it. And I broke the bobbin winder – oops! So at the beginning of the year I decided to invest in a pair of REALLY good machines because I know this is something I will continue doing for a longgg time.
The first on my list was to upgrade my sewing machine. I ended up with the Babylock Jubilant, which has been amazing to me so far!
This little lady has some really great features. I love the LCD computerized display so that I can see EXACTLY what my stitch length or width are. The automatic buttonhole stitching and ability to sew on buttons have been a huge timesaver compared to my old machine. I don’t find myself using too many of the options, but there is quite the selection of stitches to play around with as well!
After picking out a new machine, I selected my very first serger. I knew that as I became more serious about garment sewing a serger would be my best friend. Especially as I sew more knits!
After lots of research and asking around the sewing community, I chose the Babylock Imagine. Being very limited on sewing time, I bought this machine for its air threading capabilities. I already knew that threading a serger would be something I would have minimal patience for. The air threading is so magical and easy! It allows me to switch serger threads fairly easily and with no stress.
Not only is air threading a nice feature, but this serger is super heavy duty and is a total workhorse. It goes incredibly fast with very minimal bounce. I know that I am not utilizing my serger to its full potential, but I plan on buying more feet and accessories so I can make the most out of it!
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my machine choices and look forward to adding a coverstitch machine in the future to round out my suite of sewing machines!
What sewing machines do you own and why did you choose them? I’d love to hear about your babies!
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