With little money to spare for a machine of my own I looked for inexpensive options and when I read a post on Freecycle for a sewing machine I jumped all over it. About two years ago I was generously donated this machine (below) from a very sweet woman who also hooked me up with many a clothing pattern and spools of thread!
|My FREE sewing machine!|
|It even came with the original registration from 1970!|
My FREE machine lasted me almost two years and saw me through many a project. Sadly about 3 months ago it seized and I was unable to fix it. Lately I have been overflowing with creative sewing ideas and itching to get back to it. So much so that I have even begun to create a new "inspiration book" filled with pictures, notes and ideas!
|The beginnings of my Inspiration Book!|
My lack of a working sewing machine was really beginning to bring me down. So today I decided it was time to suck it up and spend the money on a new machine of my own. I did some research and followed the recommendations of some wise friends and so just shy if *gasp* $700 later, I would like to introduce you all to my new partner in crime....Bernina Activa 220!
Isn't she beautiful!?!
So now I can begin all of those alterations I have been dreaming up. Get ready for the crafty side of frugal people - the wheels in my head have been spinning. Remember this dress??
With my brand new machine loaded with all its glitz and gadgets, I plan on completing this alteration within the week so stay tuned!