An article in Time.com this week, “Circling Back to Sewing”, declared the sharp rise in popularity in sewing. Ok, we knew that already! Next was an article where I was interviewed for in the Washing Times called “Sewing the threads of CREATIVITY” which talked about sewing machines and technology. I also got a big holiday mailer from Bernina where you could buy one of their sewing machines and get a free iPod. This got me thinking more and more about sewing machines as the holiday’s approach. These handy machines help us create our latest craft project, from sewing plushies, clothes, handbags, totes, to fixing hems, and more. With so many machines on the market and with more touting computerized technology, where do we go? Which ones do we choose? Which ones do we like?
Starting today on the CRAFT blog we will start this interesting discussion and I invite everyone to help participate. For the next few weeks before the holidays (and ongoing), let’s talk sewing machines! We’ll show you the one’s we use, talk to sewing crafters and makers about their own machines, see what’s out there…and we want to hear from you too!
So upload the photo of your sewing machine to our CRAFT flickr pool and write a little blurb on why you like it (or hate it). There’s also a Sewing Machine topic in our CRAFT forums. You can also email me as well. I’ll be posting up the interesting finds from those places to the blog. So just know as you post, that your comments and photos could end up here to help everyone. Most people nowadays are looking to upgrade sewing machines (I know I am) and this would be a great resource. Who knows, maybe you’ll find the sewing machine you want under the Christmas tree!
(Photo of the Singer Symphonie 300.)