Got my first sewing machine ever last Thursday. I really love it. I just have a basic lesson on using sewing machine when I was in high school. We use to have a subject called Home Economics (T.H.E) where we are learning about lots of handcrafts like cross stitch, sewing, cooking. We also learned basic child care, haircutting and even gardening.
Going back to sewing, I learned how to make my first pair of pyjamas, pillow cases and apron during high school days. And I am using an antique manual old fashioned singer sewing machine. Its quite hard using it because I need to familiarize myself in putting the bobbins, adjusting the stitches and using the pedal to make good stitches. But now that I have my Toyota SPA15 Flip Sewing Machine, it makes sewing really easy for me. Just after my sewing machine arrived, I ran in the attic and get one small fabric cut it in the desired length and sew my first pair of curtain for my kitchen. haha!
This machine that i've got was Electric sewing machine. Check below for the full specification:
- Ergonomic design.
- Built in sewing advisor with 3 steps to sew, trouble shooting and guidance, threading information illustrated on the machine body.
- Large sewing area.
- 15 automatic stitches including blind hem, scallop, castle, fagotting, mending, straight, zig-zag, decorative overcasting and serpentine.
- 2 needle positions.
- Top loading bobbin incorporating automatic thread take up.
- See through bobbin cover helps see how much thread is left.
- Automatic bobbin winding.
- 4 step buttonhole.
- Zipper insertion.
- Twin needle capability.
- Push button reverse.
- Clip-on feet.
- Large dials and levers for ease of use.
- Includes zipper foot, buttonhole foot, screwdriver, bobbins, needles, spool cap, buttonhole ripper, battery dust cover.
- Size (H)28, (D)39, (W)22.5cm.
- Weight 7kg.
- Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee.
I've got mine in Argos at 89.99 Pounds. I'll give it 5/5 score since its my first sewing machine and was easy to use! All I need to do now was to learn how to make simple curtains and pillow/cushion cases.
Check out some sample of my first try using this machine. I did the right thing on the second illustration though. The first picture should look like the second one. But since I'm not still used to it, I kept on pulling the fabric while sewing that why it looks like that. I told you I need more lesson hehehe. I'll be expert in it soon though. This is my new toy now so Jamie should kick my bumbum to get into it. All in all its a must buy sewing machine!