I am so excited about this because there is so much i need to learn and i absolutely love Sew Mama Sew. So i decided to participate in their Sewing Machine Meme.
What brand and model do you have?
Janome 6260 QC
How long have you had it?
I have had it for 4 months prior to that i had a Janome too JD 1818 whom i used to called Miss JD.
How much does that machine cost (approximately)?
This machine was bought as a gift by my wonderful mother who inspires me everyday to be a better person. It cost 150 RO approx $390 USD it was bought from Salman Stores, Oman. You can read all about it here
What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)?
At the moment i sew home decor and handbag accessories. However, i plan on sewing clothes handbags and want to learn how to quilt.
How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get?
I sew every chance i get lol at least 5 times a week so i am defintely getting my money’s worth.
Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name?
I adore my machine i really loved the fact that it came equipped with the feet (5 different types plus a quilting attachment), the cleaning tools and the machine is designed to store them all,very convnient.
It sews like a dream ( you can control the sewing speed) great for when you sew curves.
I had a name for my previous machine Miss JD but have not found a name for this one yet.
What features does your machine have that work well for you?
I love that i am able to control the speed, it has a feature where it will thread the needle for your (i prefer using my eye though, i just find it quicker), it is loaded with lots of stitches 60 i think. Overall i find it a very user friendly machine and we have a wonderful sewing relationship.
Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine?
I hate winding bobbins! I wish they had inlucded an automatic bobbin winder would have made this a perfect machine. But life as we know it is not perfect so cant ask for too much i guess.
Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it!
NO great story here just that my mother has always been there for me and is always willing to help me out and is happiest when i am happy.She means the world to me and i am very fortunate to have such a mother. She inspires me to be a better person and i believe my creativity, my talents, my inspirations are all because of her support.
Would you recommend the machine to others? Why?
Yes i would because its user friendly i got the machine when i was still a beginner and i was not too overwhelmed by it. I have attached the User Manual for lots more information.
What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine?
That it meets your needs, no need to buy a fancy sewing machine when all you want to do is basic sewing. Know what you plan to sew, dont get overwhelmed by the beauty and high tech of it all. If you have money to spare spulrge in on some gorgeous fabric 😉
Do you have a dream machine?
I plan on expanding my collection with an embroidery machine and a serger/overlock machine.
My dream machine would be to sew any of these Husqvarna/Viking, Pfaff or a Bernina sadly none of them are available in Oman
I hope that some of you found this useful and it enabled you to make a choice in choosing the right machine for you
Happy Sewing and remember take it one stitch at a time