My Sewing Machines

March 16, 2016

I have three best friends in sewing, all from Janome/New Home


Here’s my main work-horse, a Janome Travel-Mate that I bought in 2002.  It’s a very basic model sewing machine and was the only one I had when I started alterations as a business.  A large portion of the alterations are done here.  With regular servicing, it has rarely given me any trouble, and is just plain easy to use.





The next machine is a New Home Memory Craft from my grandmother that she bought in the ‘90s.  This one is quiet, has all sorts of embroidery functions, and often is set up as I jump from project to project.  It’s a great machine!





My newest best friend—oh,  do I love this one—is a Janome Serger (a.k.a. overlocker) 8002D.  I went for years without a serger, and now I don’t know what I’d do without one!  This is a basic model, and I use it constantly. 





A word of warning: if you’re in the market to buy a machine, you’ll be best off going to a sewing/vacuum store.  They know what they’re selling, and they service their products.  You’ll pay more than at Walmart or JoAnn’s, but it’s WORTH every penny to buy a better machine. 



~Rebekah Marks

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