New friends

August 31, 2011

I learned to sew on my mother’s Singer Genie when I was pretty young. I made capes for my Jillian Jiggs pig named Olivia (The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs By Phoebe Gilman, check it out). My mother had taken that sewing machine with her whenever she moved and when I left home, she let me take it with me.

It is a delightfully portable machine and I love it to pieces, but a few years ago it had an encounter with some overzealous girl guides who managed to tangle thread throughout the interior of the machine and it’s never quite been the same since.

So this summer I decided it needed a break and I snuck out and bought a secondhand Janome L-392 which has been serving me well ever since. It’s quieter and less temperamental and came with a few feet I’d never used before but will never want to be without again like the rolled hem foot.

Meet my new friend:


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