A Free Book about Sewing Machines
If you have a Kindle, you can download it for free. A big thank you to Bonnie Hunter for passing on the info that someone sent her. You have to love quilters and their blogs. As I have mentioned before, I can't get enough sewing machines. When we went to Ohio, to a tiny apartment, I thought a Featherweight would be the machine to take. You know, small and cute. Well, when I was faced with hemming jeans, it was a real problem. And I have to admit I missed having a zigzag. Singer made zigzag attachments, but let's face it, a much nicer stitch is obtained when the needle moves back and forth and not the fabric. Anyway, I was at an Habitat for Humanity Restore close to our Burton home, and they had the machine in the photo at the top. I recognized it as a Kenmore that was made by Janome and it looked brand new. Next a glance at the price and some quick ciphering, as it was on sale and I came home with a sweet little machine for $28. Is there a catch, you ask, why yes there is. It doesn't have a stitch length adjustment. Ha. I have never seen a machine where you couldn't control the length of stitches. You can have a small, medium or large straight stitch or zigzag. You can have one size satin stitch or blind hem stitch or multiple zigzag stitch. You can drop the feed dogs and make a buttonhole, but I have never done either. Although it is strange, it makes a really nice stitch - although limited in length - and seems to have all the good qualities of a Kenmore-Janome. I am currently using it to zigzag around the edges of flannel squares from an old sheet that I am using for this: homemade cleaning wipes. I have made them before and keep a container in the bathroom for quick clean ups.
Well, this post is a little bit all over the place. Go get your free book for your Kindle and enjoy. (I have a Kindle Fire and absolutely love it.)
Till next time......