by Jennifer Reece, who writes one of my favorite kinds of blogs at David and Daisy -- it's all about her day-to-day sewing projects
Love it, hate it, or something in between? Somewhere in between... it's a basic machine, nothing fancy -- no bells or whistles. I use it to sew straight and zig-zag stitches, put in zippers, and make buttonholes. There are settings to work with knits, and I'll be trying that out soon, but I haven't had the chance yet.
When did you buy this sewing machine? 2004
When was it manufactured? 2004
Where did you buy it? A Hancock Fabric store in Savannah, GA. Some Singer representatives were there, selling commercial grade machines.
How much did you pay for it? About $250, I think.
How many projects have you done on this machine? Too many to count - I use it for all my sewing. It's my only machine (besides my overlock machine).
Describe the kind of work you've done with it. I sew all types of things with this machine. I make pillows, curtains, bedding, and clothing. Pretty much everything.
What do you like and what do you hate about it? I love that it is really fast. I bought it because it has a commercial grade engine, so it runs up to 1100 stitches per minute. It really is a good, decent, standard machine. The only problem I have is that it runs so fast that it vibrates too much, and sometimes moves across the table! I've been trying to figure out how to stabilize it a bit more, but the only thing that works is for me to slow down. And I hate slowing down to sew, especially if I am sewing long seams in curtains, for example.