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welcome to the sewing report I'm Jennifer Moore helping you discover your love of sewing I hate having to do this all over again anyways um when you see this hopefully I will be hopefully I will be editing that first part out but anyways welcome this hour we're gonna be talking about sewing machines vintage versus modern yes so sorry about that what happened was yes so the software updated in it threw off the settings so the microphone was in there but it was like putting it on the default microphone so sorry about that guys anyway sorry I couldn't be with you last week I was I hanging out with some family members we did have a good time but I am sick yet again so that was great but let me throw off the poll question from last week to show you the results anyways the over I feel like we're starting from scratch but you know whatever and he was hopefully to many of you didn't do know so that in the last show I asked how would you write your sewing skill level and I was kind of surprised by the results most of you said you were intermediate Sohus so 46 percent or 30 said intermediate 35 percent or 23 said beginner 13 percent or nine of you said advanced and four percent said you consider yourselves a sewing professional I throw in the answer curious lurkers just to see if anyone was maybe watching but didn't sew but uh you know hey you know what that's okay too anyways if you want to participate in this week's poll question you certainly can up in your right hand corner of your screen you will see an I click on it and you'll see some other recommended videos and you'll see this week's poll question anyways hopefully by the time you're watching this if you're watching the replay I'll have edited that first part out so you won't even see it but thank you for joining me we do this every Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern time we talked everything sewing and I thought it would be interesting just to chat about your preference for vintage or ma or modern sewing machines they obviously have very different features and benefits and also just the styles of how they were made the materials and I know a lot of us have both vintage and modern sewing machines I've got both and I'm very glad I do but some people have a preference I thought it would be interesting just to talk about what we like you know what we don't like about certain sewing machines and just kind of get it gauge of what everybody's into um alright and personal still wanted to smash the curious lurker I don't know I like the word lurker I don't know why but anyways yeah so okay and or D yes I did repeat I did repeat everything so hopefully everyone's cool sorry about the sound oh my gosh this is that's the thing so you're you know how you you're on your computer and it asks you to like update stuff and then you feel like you have to update things and then it messes everything up so my settings were cool and then when I'm you know when I I don't know somehow when I like updated it it did not bring in the microphone like it didn't recognize the microphone so that kind of sucks excuse me and I also wanted to ask you guys I'll throw up the chat window right now I also wanted to ask you guys what do you guys think of the quality of this webcam this webcam is pretty old it's about like 5 or 6 years old if it bothers you I was thinking about trying to upgrade it a little bit but I'm not sure if it doesn't bother you I won't but if a lot of people are like yeah Jen you know let's move into 2018 then I will definitely consider it but let me know what you think because I I do just kind of want to know where where you're at with that but I just want to know you know what you think anyways I will show you my sewing machines a couple of them so the first machine I bought more like when I first like got into this whole thing was I bought this machine off of ebay it's a singer – OH on – and it was this dude I actually went to pick it up and I went to pick it up and he had like a house full of sewing machines so clearly he buys sewing machines he refurbished them and then he resells them he also threw in that sewing table for free which was cool and gave me some like accessories and stuff like that I think I don't know what it was about this one but I think because it was an antique it was so nice I was kind of afraid and intimidated to use it I don't know maybe it's because I was afraid of breaking it although now that I know more about sewing machines I know that these things are pretty much indestructible you can do a lot to them it's super heavy this has got to be like 2530 I don't know like 25 pounds maybe it's really really heavy and you know and it can be it can be fixed so okay alright and thank you guys okay everyone seems to think the web camera is okay so I'm gonna keep going with what I got then so anyway so this was the first machine I got and I finally learned to use it after like having it for six months my husband figured out how to use it and then he showed me how there this is a great machine for lots of reasons the stitching is fantastic and the Qualla trans very smoothly and I didn't from what I didn't know about vintage machines is that back in the day when they were new they were super expensive to people buy them like so it was like buying a car you know you really had a lot most people do buy them on credit but they were also using them as like a like a business or you know as kind of a necessary household appliance basically because you made everything so this machine is great for a lot of reasons but I also have some other sewing machines and I'll show you those so I've got two two of the machines I've got I've got a never sewn spare or 25 and I've also got a Janome 7700 these are both great for other reasons as well you know they've got a lot of features on it they are computerized although that can be a big ative because you know there's more things that can break and you know with the vintage machines you know they're simpler and they might be easier to fix so when the like if the you know computer part goes wrong and these machines you know I don't know you know I've had these for a couple years both good machines both work well although the stitching on the the singer does seem a little more hardcore especially for handling bulkier stuff I guess so that's what I do like about these you know there's there's obviously benefits there's advantages and disadvantages with everything so you know that that's what it is but uh anyways I am a I'm a fan of all of them I also have a sale like a more industrial sale right but for some reason that machine and I are not jiving so I know I've been asked to do some like reviews on it someday I'm going to get around to it but like there's just not enough time in the day and I just want to do projects versus trying to figure that out so I know anyways so let's read some of your comments okay and by the way thank you guys for the feedback on the web camera then I will keep the same one I have also been using these the camera to do some video this webcam to do some video interviews for my other channels and I also did one for this channel that I'm gonna be posting so I'm pretty excited about that but you know I mean it seems okay you know it's it's 720p it's not 1080 but you know hey if nobody if you guys don't care then I don't really care either I just want to be here even if my microphone is not always working okay so let's see here and first Noel it's fine by fabric instead oh geez you guys are too much all right Jeannie I got the cover stitch machine because you showed it love it oh that is awesome I'm so glad you like it okay Christian David is Syria are you a dude Wow all right we got to do it in here I have a vintage first er and rossmann it's the only thing I own that could sew denim let's see her Rachel likes her modern machine tension and pressure foot issues using old machines I love my new Bernina I so so wonderfully using it I do wish I had better luck with older machines and I do think that's one thing when I first started sewing I'd read a bunch of blogs that you should get a vintage machine just because they're workhorses and they'll be you know you know great to use and they are great to use but I think also I think for some if you're new to sewing I think they can be a little like less I think the modern machines in some ways can be easier to use when you're just starting out and you don't really know what you're doing alright some VIP christian says some vintage sewing machines have one fault it's the feed dog it's too small and narrow alright good good feedback and they cannot grip fabric on vintage machines all right you say conquer this I know I need to I need to actually start using it one of these days I just had some I had a bit of a frustrating experience like I was looking it comes with the DVD and I was looking at the DVD and I know I felt like the TV did indeed didn't really show me how to do the bobbin properly so like mice it was just real jacked up and I couldn't get it to work so I don't know all right Howard's here to another gentleman I have that singer as well as the Janome 7,700 both terrific machines but for different reasons and a Terry says I'm looking for a sewing only machine do you think the price difference between the efforts on 25 and 30 is worth it Terry I think if you quilt I do think the 30 might be worth trying out I think the I believe it does have a slightly larger throat space and it comes with the extension table which is very cool so I think if you do a lot of quilting I do think that machine has some benefits that you might like from what I can tell I've got the 25 the throat space is pretty small let me look it up real quick let's see I I want to say the Everson 30 might have some benefits for quilters and I'm not sure if the throat space is bigger but it kind of looks like it might be bigger let me just see I know it has more stitches let's see her but yeah I do think it coming with the I do think it coming with the extension table might be worth your time worth you're worth the extra money Kathleen from Rainey Atlanta welcome welcome Jamie says I am learning to sew on a non computerized machine saving money to upgrade to computerized suggestions for good workhorse computerized under 1000 you know that's a good one Jamie if you guys have any suggestions for Jamie let let me know I do think the ever sewn line is a good budget definitely a good budget friendly line of sewing machines I think the brothers have several good models under $1000 if you don't if you don't need a computerized machine but want a workhorse I've heard a lot of people talking great about the Zhu keys so those yes so genie says Zhu keys I think those are good too so I think anything any of those I think under $1000 you might be happy with I also think it depends on what you're sewing if you're doing a lot of quilting you might want to consider a machine with that larger throat space if you're not doing quilting don't worry about it and vixx as antique machines can be hit or miss I love that my s3 makes sewing quicker and easier and that the scissor button saves thread but there's something nice about older ones and yeah I do like every once in a while and I haven't sown on the singer – I want to and quite some time so I do feel like you know I tend to gravitate more towards the new machines I don't know just because I think they are easier and I think especially like there's less steps to stuff like there's the one-step buttonhole foot so it's just I don't know there's just a lot about it that I think just makes it a little little more convenient I guess alright Howard's got a good one the Bernina 1008 okay lots of good recommendations here guys if you are watching this on the replay make sure to be reading these comments in here they're good it's good there's some good stuff in here so thank you guys for weighing in and let me just move this a little bit I'm gonna move this and then I'm gonna try to make the chat window a like a little bit bigger so people couldn't see it a little bit better but I do think yeah definitely if you guys are in the market for sewing machines turn to each other for recommendations I always think it's good to ask other people what they think of stuff so okay and Terry says she's torn between a genome Ian and ever sewn you know Terry I don't think you can go wrong with either one of them I've used both I think they're both decent machines especially for the price alright and a Christian Victoria it's about the fabric and if the machine can sew it some machines old and new can be bad Christian thank you for being here and thanks for telling me to ignore the 250 key so but yeah so anyways we're just hanging out this Sunday and yes sorry about the the microphone problems you know and that's the thing like I didn't have the chat window right both of the times this app and I didn't have the chat window up right away so like I didn't know I didn't have any audio and I didn't see my mixer by really need to pay attention to that more but I'm sorry guys I'm feeling sick and yeah I know I've been kind of out of it the last few days so it's life has been interesting for sure so if you can't tell by my voice things are not going super super-good today anyways okay so Bert Doherty also likes the Bernina 10:08 let me see if I can find a picture of it hit up so I'll bring one up Bernina 1008 uh-uh okay this one's okay so definitely a little bit a little bit pricier it looks like so your budget let's see her this one looks like it see how much this is okay this one retails it's it's retails for about sixty ninety nine so definitely this is not for this is definitely a machine you might have to save up for but we've gotten a few recommendations so might be a good of all right here we go burning at 1008 this is it right on the Bernina website alright you guys seem to like it okay and it is not computerized so again there's less that can go wrong on it or break all right dirty and I think Howard record that recommended it so thank you guys for the recommendations this is it alright let's take a look at it it's got 17 stitches variable stitch length and width I mean maybe you guys can find one of these used or you know like as a like a floor model one of your sewing machine stores so if you can do that that would be pretty cool yeah it is in yeah it is a little bit pricey but you know again sometimes I paid more than that for my sewing machine this one does look pretty cool and you guys seem pretty happy with it so that's awesome so alright let's go do some more comments yes so I fit lots of people weighing in on sewing machines okay Victoria my mom is an old Kenmore that is beefy and heavy and well made but there's limited stitches and it's a bit finicky and the tension keep in mind many antique ones have had many owners and my father-in-law remembers when his dad bought his mom a singer like Jen's and he said he bought it secondhand for her and they still have it yay okay teri you have the 1250 deep brother and love it for embroider but to set up a computerized for sewing only get well soon thank you thank you thank you in Howard thank you for the advice Howard says if you shop around you can get the Bernina 1008 for $900 and I have a question so with the Bernina models do they call it one zero zero eight 1008 1008 what's the typical way of saying this I'm not even sure and valerie has a recommendation the brother 6000 CSI or anything close to that or a brother project to runway amazing workhorses with many features and ok Christian also as a he recommends the Bernina vintage Bernina 600 yeah okay Jamie I heard that Janome is the best computer parts anyone have a comment on that you know Jamie I you know I don't know about the Janome computer mind has been working pretty well I've had it for about three years I've taken it in for service once don't kill me it's just I don't know I'm lazy I guess and I haven't had anything go wrong with it I took it in for service but there wasn't anything going on with it I just was like hey I guess I should take this in I do clean out the bobbin case pretty well and Daugherty says I would not buy a singer today I've heard here mist things with the newer singers the more popular singers definitely seem to be the heavy-duty machines they seem to have pretty good ratings on Amazon I'm curious to try it out for myself I haven't just because buying a sewing machine even like an inexpensive one is still a pretty large expense for me but I would like to try other ones out I think that would be great to do here on the channel maybe someday and Victoria got a Janome skyline s3 and uh teri if you're looking that might be a good one for you because again that would be good for that's a computerized machine it's got a lot of bells and whistles and it is about a thousand dollars Zoe's here you've got a singer 2 2 1 301 1590 and 1591 oh wow you how many you sewing machines do you have Zoe I also have newer Janome ease and Burnie News and Fox my fave is Bernina 11 from the 80s alright let's look up the Bernina 11:30 I'm just curious and now I'm just kind of googling stuff and you know I don't know I don't know what I'm doing right now guys I'm just I'm just here okay so I found one on eBay okay here are some photos okay so this is what it looks like if you guys want to take a look that's interesting okay so it's a pretty cool all right this one's on sale it's for Wow $1,000 these wants to be pretty in demand okay that's what it looks like yeah it kinda looks like that uh that other one we were just looking at it kind of looks like I mean it's obviously not exactly the same but not computerized kind of simple machine very cool here's some more here's one for $600 okay I don't even know if this one works let's see here so this is what the 1130 looks like they are on eBay so that's pretty cool I like the ats-v I do really like the 80s vibe it kind of looks like those old computers are like your old like stereos from the 80s that's kind of neat well thank you guys for sharing that all right let's see what everyone else is saying okay lots of comments and M First Noel likes her $129 project one way run way brother all right brittany has a singer talent the throat space is small and I would not have bought it for myself it was a gift hey you know you can't look a gift horse in the mouth right Victoria I've not only ever heard of one person to have an issue with the Janome but I don't know that person personally nice and Howard you can call the Bernina whatever you like just get one will never forget the regret the purchase it's my best friend oh and you know what Howard the the sewing machine will not ever like talk back to you or do anything so that's cool hey I don't I don't blame you man I do not blame you all right Daugherty really likes the Janome 6500 and has not been to service except for me doing it and she says in Denmark you can buy Singer sewing machines in supermarkets all right we got Christmas lolly I would be careful with computerized machines the cheaper end of the market tend to be all plastic and are classed as disposable machines as service centers can't or don't repair them you know I've heard that too and I've heard them referred to as like throwing machines my people worked at sewing machine dealers you know it's just something to keep in mind if you don't you I would say if you don't use the machine that often or you know like you're if you're just starting you don't know if you like it and you know may just be good just to get sort of an entry-level one just to try out but I would be careful too about going to lower end because they might not it might not be a very good machine to sew with okay here we go let's see she has a singer quantum touch Janome MC 9900 brother couples sovereign in a brunette Chicago seven I love how everyone in here is like a bunch of sewing machines I don't feel so like bad now that's awesome green is sorry this is not about some machines but I just want to ask to cut out patterns on fabric which is easier to use a pair of assuming use scissors or rotary cutter you know green mist I've been using rotary a rotary cutter a lot and it's been helpful so I like using a rotary cutter you obviously can use scissors you know and I think it depends on what your pattern shape is if it's like mostly straight lines or like slight curves I think a rotary cutter would be really easy it also depends on what fabric you're using – all right let's see here Victoria says her mom has a 65 Janome 6500 okay and Zoey if she has 15 sewing machines prepare them donate some sell some the Bernina 11 30s lights blink like a computer all right now I'm super curious to see one of these in person that's pretty neat I really thank you for sharing that I really that's a pretty cool looking machine I like how even on eBay like 30 years later they're going for like six hundred to a thousand dollars that's pretty that's pretty awesome yeah there seems to be quite a few of these things – and I've also heard good things about the burning a record 8:30 I've heard good things about those machines all right Marie is here I have an a Husqvarna qivana emerald 183 and currently trying to decide on something that has a deeper throat the dealer is recommending brother and q 1300 p RW i love what the brother machines have like super long letter and number names i think that's kind of funny you know i don't personally know much about the machine if you do feel free to weigh in i i've had brothers i've had pretty decent luck with them although for quilting i have been using a Janome and I like it I like the a Q a QP Don it if you use a lot of walking foot type stuff I think you know I've had pretty good luck with that and I know victus got the Janome skyline I think the Janome skyline series looks pretty promising as well alright Doherty first time Zoe C first time someone has more machines than me I have seven alright alright with me with my like five I feel pretty darn good right now so thank you guys for the for not making me feel like a like a hoarder Wow and you know I think that's cool Zoe that you're able to give some of these sewing machines new life and maybe help I think probably directly and indirectly you're helping people get into sewing so that's super awesome I wish I knew more about like sewing maintenance and sewing repairs I think that'd be pretty cool alright Zoe says there's also a 10:30 and a 12:30 Wow lots of sewing machines things like I don't know anything about really like maintain like repairing or refurbishing sewing machines but I think that would be a neat hobby that'd be pretty cool sorry guys I'm like I think I might have to go kind of soon I just I'm feeling kind of weird but let's talk sewing machines for a little bit and you know okay so I want to ask what do you like about vintage sewing machines and what do you like about modern sewing machines like what you know what what do you see the difference the different benefits to each one and if you haven't answered already do you have what do you have in your own sewing room do you have vintage machine do you have modern machines or mix of both I've got both I know I've talked about it in the past but uh you know and it seems like a lot of people do so I feel like that's something that's pretty common oh my gosh Howard Howard you might have the most sewing machine so far Howard has 27 okay if anyone has any more any more sewing machines than 27 feel free to chime in that might be a good poll question how many some machines do have so Howard has 27 machines just donated eight to his senior facility for their quilting classes and Howard do you also like refurbish them and like repair them and restore sewing machines I think that's pretty cool all right Christian says I feel Bernina is very expensive I think too high for what I can do on fabric you know any Aberdeen us that the price point can be a little bit higher that's why I think that ever sewn is a good happy medium it's developed by the Bernina people but it's at a much lower price point so if you are looking for if you are looking into burning machines I would definitely look into the efforts online because it's like Bernina 'he's more entry-level collection so okay Jeanne says I love the ease of use in modern machines and the strength of vintage I think that's a good way to put it ice to keep her designs vintage machines are easy to maintain okay that's a good one and Oh ice a keeper you have at least 30 okay can someone top is a keeper with at least 30 sewing machines I cannot believe someone actually has 30 sewing machines wow you guys are pretty hardcore I thought I had too many at five but apparently this guy I'm like you know I'm not even in the game here Wow my collection is over four years that's incredible and I Sakhi per what kind of machines do you have that is that is pretty cool I cannot believe you over 30 sewing machines you know and I am a while back I was talking to a guy from like Florida and he collect sewing machines and vacuum cleaners and he did reviews a bolt on his YouTube channel I thought it was pretty cool Howard's here I do as much refurbishing work as I can cleaning oiling greasing and adding new outside wiring Zoe I like the vintage I like vintage for the sounds smells speed strength and stitch quality good way to put it good way Vic says I have to MA to modern machines I love the smooth operation of the modern ones I like that the vintage ones are simple and sturdy nice keeper with over Sony's 30 sewing machines all kinds okay good answer there good answer thank you for sharing that she's got Bernina Elna whites and Riccar I don't know if I'm pronouncing that right at all Zoe they're cheaper and have a nice quality also okay so a lot of you guys seem pretty into the vintage machines I do need to use mine again more I haven't busted it out a lot I really need to do that alright I see four designs a singer and brother a lot are right Wow sorry my um my throat's getting a little plugged up I've still here though I got my water and I'm sorry the prom I don't have the problem ugh this week because it's it's dirty and I haven't been feeling very I haven't been feeling very up to doing the dishes so this sinks a little bit messy right now yeah guys if you're just joining in i'm jennifer moore with the sewing report we do this every Sunday we have a live show so if you haven't already feel free to subscribe to the channel to get notified about new videos and our live stream every Sunday and guys if you're watching the replay definitely check out the comments because there's been a lot of great thoughts about vintage and modern sewing machines people be giving recommendations you guys are awesome and sharing what you like about each one so if you're watching this for the first time feel free to to definitely do that and guys I'm trying to think of a topic for next week if you guys have any ideas I think people really like talking about sewing Jeanne's maybe we can do more with that all right Maggie my primary sewing machine is an Ella from the 70s my serger is a modern Brother SB 37 30 40 but my favorite is vintage a vintage Husqvarna Viking and beautiful ruby red ooh that needs to be serviced and thank you for joining us Maggie I know you've been pretty active in commenting and on Instagram so I'm really glad you could be here Christmas lolli I only I can only saw at night so I like how modern how quiet the modern machines are that's a good point yes some of them can be a bit noisy and does anyone have an industrial machine here I've heard really good things about the Juke huge dust reels and I think for what they are they're pretty they're actually pretty reasonably priced they're under $1,000 and they come with that big table I'm kind of curious about that one Shelly's here I have for embroidery machines too so only machines and two sergers one embroidery machine was given to me and one soul only machine was a door prize I won very neat Daugherty has a Husqvarna sewing machine and a serger okay great great and all right and Zoe's yeah okay so he says she feels the oh she also wants to say birdie and I recently put out a new line of Burnette machines I have seen those I think they're pretty cool too so I think it's really good that burning is trying to bring down some of the machines in price they're trying to offer things to people who are more just getting into it versus someone who is in the place where they want to buy an expensive sewing machine but yeah if you guys have a suggestion for next week's topic please let me know I would love to consider it because I don't know I'm just sometimes I think of these topics you know what I'm like yeah that would be great one and then other times it's Saturday night and I'm still trying to think about what we can talk about sometimes harder than others other times but if you guys have something that you really want to talk about that we can have a discussion here definitely feel free to weigh in all right all right we're starting to talk about the industrials Howard you have all kinds of machines I have a Yamada Industrial straighten zig zag all right Oh Terry you've got a lot of them – 900 Janome coverstitch Wow God you've got all kinds of stuff a Janome serger that I hate to thread zoe is a good question what models of industrials do you guys like that's a good question I think because I would be interested someday if I have enough room and like if I was doing a ton of sewing I think that would be cool to have one but probably not at this point in my sewing journey mmm I'm gay Vic's idea for sewing show is how about talking about our current projects that's a good one Empress no well I'd love to have an industrial machine not sure where to start as far as manufacturers Terry pattern hacking to save money that's a good one I like that topic and I apologize guys I am I'm kind of out of it this week I I get again I know there has been like probably eight shows where I've been sick so I don't know why I keep getting sick but it just keeps happening you can also reuse that topic every six months oh that's a funny one all right Brittany has a good idea we could talk about the difference between fabric from Joanne Hobby Lobby and quilt shops a Rachel tips for making your own clothes that's a good one Valerie there's a guy who calls himself Fred Sanford of sewing machines he has every vintage sewing and part four you can think of well he sounds really he must have a lot of storage in this house like that's why that's another thing I want to know is like if you got like 30 sewing machines you must have some some pretty major space I imagine someone named nard here I have a Husqvarna number one bought new over 30 years ago was the machine of its day just replaced my vintage Viking serger with the baby lock ovation suppose I am vintage – oh we're all a little bit vintage right all right Vic sewing without patterns are making your own patterns you know Vic if I knew more about that sort of thing that I would totally be down for that have curves well so how sewing processes that's a good idea I have an old P 190 that embroiders well too bad I can't get anymore patterns for at all that's a bummer well guys I think I might all right we'd love to hear that sewers thoughts on garment constructions there might be a good thing maybe like sharing our best garment sewing tips or hacks that might be a good one I'll definitely keep these things if I guys I think I might sign off soon I'm starting to feel a little a little under the weather but thank you very much for these sewing recommendations and I apologize again for the audio problems for like the third week in in a row hopefully I can get it together right guys all right and where to get high-quality cheap fabrics in Canada US and other countries that's a good question so you know and I did a fabric haul last week about fabric wholesale direct and I was really blown away by the prices and also by how decent the fabric was so if you haven't watched that video definitely check it out also if I did want about fabric fashion fit fashion fabrics uh was it called I think I might be getting wrong why can't I think today fashion fabrics club.com and that's another good one they I had a pre I had pretty good success shopping there and the prices were really good so I think that would be a good one Christian I have a poor quality vintage sewing machine Husqvarna classic oh and 100 from the 1980s fantastic and design but parts were mostly plastic on the inside it has a nice stitch thank you guys and I'm good to try to edit out that first part when you see this online I'm sorry to be such a buzzkill but I'll see you guys all next week and yes I'm certainly not to be able to talk so I'll go to see you guys next week but I definitely think I will use one of these suggestions for the topic so guys have a great sewing Sunday and I will see you guys all next Sunday

32 comments

  1. Hi,please,do you can give an advise about my Kenmore 158 331? The Weell get Stack.Looks like in permanent Bobine Fiulling position,not sure.Thanks!

  2. I have a brother dreamweaver, which I love, but is a big baby for layers. I have a singer 201-2. Love it. She sews through many layers. I ahve not tried vinyl or pleather yet. I am looking at the jukis… Id like to get the mini industrial and the 1181, cuz I love making bags and you need a tough machine for those.

  3. Your singer is beautiful. I prefer the older machines because they withstand the end of time. The machines they make now a days with the plastic covers are not attractive and I'd be afraid I drop the machine and pieces would fall off.

  4. When getting a machine be honest with yourself what you are going to use it for. I am 4th generation seamstress and my grandmother loved Singer but that was Singer of old days. My mom is all about Bernina 1130 fan (btw…Eversewn is owned by Bernina. Look up the Bernina go and sew 8. I believe it is the Eversewn Sparrow 25). I am a Baby Lock lover and have 2 sewing and 1 serger. I went to get a portable Baby Lock (like a Rachel) and found out they were made by Jamone and I do not like Jamone at all (but that is me). So, I am leaning towards the Sparrow 20.

    BTW Singer sold the company back in the 80's I believe and they have not been the same quality since.

  5. What a awesome video! Tons of information to love! Thank you so much sewing report for being so wonderfully informative! I just love this sewing video! To much fun!

  6. This website has a great article on it about vintage vs new too http://www.japaneseclass15.com/2017/12/25/old-vs-new-sewing-machines-debate/

  7. This is a bit unrelated, but Jen, could I request a tutorial on sewing a cross body hand bag? Something simple, but functional. Do you happen to have a pattern in your stash for that sort of thing?

  8. I just purchased a floor (at a discounted price) Brother project runway limited edition nq550prw in December as a early christmas/birthday present for myself/reward for working so hard gift! I have loved figuring out all of its features and have so many more to learn. Plus the sewing store where I purchased it offers a free 2 hour class to show you how your specific machine works!!! 😃 As far as your question about what topics to discuss.. I would like to talk about what type of thread is out there, what kind of needles to use, and how people are recycling empty plastic spools.

  9. I own a cheap Brother (that is dying slowly) as my main machine. I was also gifted a couple of older, mechanical machines: A Singer and an Elna (identical to the one my mother bought mid-80s but hardly used). I also have two newer Brothers, a serger and a coverstitch. I resist computerized machines because I live in a dirty city and a third-world country with chronic energy problems. Less circuits, fewer problems to solve, IMO. BUT one innovation I find myself in love with is Adjustable Needle Position. The two older machines only do 3 needle positions (L, C, R) but I love being able to put my needle exactly where I want it. All this to say, I am considering buying a used but recent mechanical machine if I find one on my next trip to the US or Canada where I have family. The only other feature I am covet would be Automatic Buttonhole, especially the keyhole buttonhole on computerized machines!!!

  10. I definitely prefer modern machines to vintage. The more automated functions it has, the better. I have a Bernina Activa 125 which is 14 years old and still going strong but I would love to upgrade to a Bernina 880……when I've saved up 🙂

  11. I think a great topic would be , what was the biggest project you’ve done and how was to do on your machine

  12. Hi there, I have a Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 965q with Large throat space 👍👍👍 I’ve have 6 of them, also I 2 Brother innovis vq2400, love them , a Babylock intrigue and a Vintage Morse.

  13. I have two vintage (40s) sewing machines. One is a White and one is Singer. I have ALL the accessories for both. I have found no negatives to either machine. They are both heavy duty and very versatile. The White is especially good with the ruffler foot when you want an evenly spaced ruffle. Several years ago, I did break down and purchase a new computerized Singer Embroidery/Sewing machine. Paid a lot of money for it. It does sew good but prefer my vintage machines for the feel of sewing and quality of finished product. It is great for embroidering. The new machine, however, is a piece of junk…all plastic and everything is very flimsy. I am often afraid when adjusting, changing feet, etc. that the little pieces of plastic are going to break. I much prefer my vintage machines…they lasted this this long and I expect they will outlast the new Singer. By the way, I missed the vote but consider myself an intermediate sewer. I am really enjoying your videos and video quality, for me at least, is very good. Thank you.

  14. I have many machines but my vintage straight stitch only machines are my favorites. I am a quilter and my Singer Featherweight and Singer 15-91 sew the most perfect straight stitch! I also have a Janome Memory craft 4000 a Janome Jem Gold a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 a Janome Coverstitch Pro (that I've never used) and a White Serger – oh and another vintage Singer that needs repairs and I can't remember the #. Oh and a longarm Handiquilter Avante. I'd love another vintage machine – A Singer 301 or 401.

  15. I had a modern machine that never sewed a proper project before i got a vintage it made me not want to sew once i got a vintage straight stitch i loved sewing

  16. dang! I missed the live show again! Anyway…. I just sold a vintage featherweight so that I could buy a brother pq1500sl. I would never ever pay more than 1000 for a machine unless I was using it for a business. I'm surprised how many machine snobs are out there.

  17. I watch a lot of u tube channels and all i see is the baby lock on all them so they must be a great machine and would like to try out one cant afford one. But it is on the bucket list

  18. I have 16 machines most vintage i use some for end tables and bed stands i have a commercial one for long arm and one for quilting but my best is my featherweight is that is us most of the tome i only use my regular one for different stitches vintage machines r hard core and work the best it has to do also with the thread

  19. My grandmother had two in her backyard storage in the tables. I wish I'd been in the running to get it.

  20. I have an old Singer like the one you show in your picture that I bought new. It's still a workhorse and will rehem jeans and not complain or miss a stitch. I also have a new Brother that is nice.

  21. I am so sorry that I missed your report. I was working on a customer's embroidery on an uniform. When I realized what time it was, too late. Darn

  22. Had some missing audio off the top of this show – I am editing out that portion so you don't have to go through 3 minutes to get to the real start of the live stream. New viewers – be sure to check out the chat box on the screen for the great insight on vintage and modern sewing machines!

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