My Sewing machine has decided its over.
I don't blame it for wanting to retire, it is 20 yrs old.
Yep...My sewing machine is officially vintage, feeling old now.
This is one instance where vintage isn't the preferred option.
My poor old work horse has been good to me, it saw me through years of school, tafe and redecorating projects but now its time to say goodbye : (
In all honesty it has been wanting to retire for a few years but Ive been ignoring its whining and putting up with the dodgy finish and constant frustration that has turned sewing into high stress 'necessity only' activity instead of the fulfilling and satisfying hobby it once was.
My over-locker stopped being efficient about 5 years ago too, it was always s#*t though, shouldn't have been it was a Husqvarna, I just got a lemon I think.
I pretty much completely stopped sewing when the first baby came along and my sewing room turned into a nursery then never returned, this needs to change, I want my room back and I need to sew again.
I need both machines but as Ive been out of the link for so long I have no idea what is good now?
I'll be sewing pretty seriously (lounge covers, curtains, mid to heavy duty stuff and baby things - no im not pregnant) but I don't need anything too computerised (I wont be embroidering etc) just a really good quality standard machine.
I trust your recommendations as Ive seen what you guys do.
What should I buy?
What shouldn't I buy?
What do you use?
Many hearts for your help.