New Partner

when things happen, they always seem to happen at once…

just when i thought things were back to usual, the sewing machine that i had been using since college decided to up and retire.  there had been minor issues that had arisen over time, but they must have added up until it could no longer sew properly.

repair? or new?  i debated a good long while, but considering that it’s twenty years old– purchased abroad (i.e. hard to get replacement parts)– and may have further problems in the future, i decided it was a good opportunity to purchase a new computerized sewing machine.

since my previous machine was a basic electronic one, pushing a button to start and stop the stitching on this new machine feels totally unnatural (thank goodness i got a foot pedal too!); but, being able to raise and lower the needle with the push of a button is really convenient.  the large sewing bed is a nice feature too, as it’s big enough that i won’t be needing a separate table.  since this one is a very basic model, it doesn’t have automatic tension adjustment or memory, automatic thread cutter or all that many stitches, but it’s plenty good for me.

あれこれ慌ただしかったここ数週間。
こういうときに限ってハプニングが続くのは何故だろう?

落ち着いてきたと思いきや、今度は大学時代から使っていたミシンがダウン。
不具合に不具合が重なって、ついにまともに縫えなくなってしまいました。

修理?新品?と迷ったけれど、二十年前のものだし...外国で買ったものだから部品に困るし...それにこの先を考えると...と言うことで、これを機にコンピューターミシンに買い替えました。

今までは電動ミシンだったので、ピッ!とボタン一つで動き出すこの子に違和感を感じますが(フットペダルも購入して良かった!)、針上下ボタンの便利さには感動。ソーイングスペースも前より広くて快適。コンピューターミシンと言ってもシンプルなモデルなので、自動糸調子やメモリー、自動糸切りや沢山のステッチはありませんが、私にとっては十分です。

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2 thoughts on “New Partner

  1. It sounds pretty fancy to me. I am sure that after 20 years you deserve a new fancy machine like this. It will take some getting used to. Soon you will be telling us that you don’t know how you ever got along without it.

  2. Erica C on said:

    That’s fantastic for you! I’m sure it will make life easier for you. Enjoy it

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