For a while, I’ve known that I need a better sewing machine. I’m currently using this old Brother Walmart special I bought back in college. It’s functional, and does the job, but I want something with more because, for one thing, I’m tired of having to go to my mother’s house if I want to sew a button hole. I would like some fun features like pretty stitches. In short, I want more.
Today while at JoAnn‘s, the hubby and I decided to peak at the machines as I have no idea what model I might want. We wound up staying and talking to one of the women there for at least 30 minutes. I got to play with the Singer 8763 Curvy and the Singer One. I like them both. I am leaning towards the Curvy as it has more stitch options, but I was wondering if any of my readers had any experience with these machines and would like to share their experiences. Any input would be welcome.
I am also considering buying a serger as I want to do more clothing sewing. I know the Curvy has a serger stitch, but I’m wondering if it is as good as a true serger stitch as sergers use more than one spool of thread. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations? It would be much appreciated!
Update 7/23/14: I now have two new pieces of equipment! I wound up buying my friend’s gently used Singer Futura CE-150, which also does embroidery (haven’t tried that part out yet). I also got a Singer ProFinish Serger on sale from Amazon for Mother’s Day. I’m just starting to experiment with that and will hopefully post on it soon.