Sewing Machine

I finally got my deposit back from my old flat last week (the cheque cleared last Wednesday) so I bought a sewing machine! I’d been planning to get one for a while so I had time to do some research and had pretty much decided on which one to get before I went to John Lewis. I decided to go to a shop so that I would get a guarantee and a bit of advice about which one was good. It was between a Singer andย  a John Lewis brand one and I got the John Lewis one as the man said it wasย  a better machine for the money (I guess because you’re not paying for the brand). Although I’ve been sewing with sewing machines on and off for many years, I suddenly felt really stupid being in the shop and buying a machine. I think I was scared they would think I was an idiot or something. I don’t know why I cared about what the people in the shop thought – they just want the sale I would think – but I felt a bit out-of-place all the same. I think I was also nervous to be spending so much money in one go!

I haven’t played with it yet – my weekend has completely disappeared but I plan to make many things, hopefully for Christmas – I enjoy knitting a lot but it’s just too slow to make very many presents and with about 15 people to get gifts for, I am going to try to make as many as I can.ย  Now I just need to decide what to make and find somewhere that sells reasonably priced fabric……..

John Lewis sewing machine

3 thoughts on “Sewing Machine

  1. frankiesoup

    Oooh! You have the one I’d like to upgrade to eventually! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love mine – and I think you did right buying the JL one. I got told that they roll off the same factory line as the big name ones – I know the JL Dishwashers when we were looking were actually Bosch. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you get chance to play soon. If you want any fabric to play with, let me know and you can have loads of my scraps.


  2. Phoebe Grassby

    It’s pretty and does look remarkably like my Janome one. is quite good for cheap fabric ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. jamahistory

    It is a Janome machine, but with a John Lewis branding. I will try ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m hoping to try it out today, if I can pluck up the enthusiasm to do anything today.



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