Folks, I don’t want to overstate this. But, the blind stitch machine may have changed my life.
I picked it up today from the repair shop. It was about $90 to repair — as much as I’d paid for the machine. It’s now purring like a kitten and sewing a FLAWLESS blind hem. I just repaired two skirts that needed the hem repaired in less than five minutes. And, it’s INVISIBLE!!!!
The repair guy, Mike, called to talk to me about the machine. He thinks it’s been barely used, little sign of wear, tear and dust. He said it was worth the repair because it’s Made in Japan. He thinks it just doesn’t compare to what he’s seeing coming out on the market today. A new machine can be had for $349 these days. With repairs, mine was $180 and according to him — better quality.
I’m pleased as punch! Imagine, less hand sewing! My current project has some facings (blech). I can’t wait to try it out on them!! And, hopefully no more projects sitting around for days because I just don’t feel like hemming it!
This whole experience may have taught me to stop poo pooing the repair shop. I’ve never ever taken a machine in (figured I could always fix myself). It all just runs better now — in addition to working.
What’s next? A coverstitch. I despise hemming knits and love the look of knit binding. And, I’ve decided I want a complete arsenal of machines. The twin needle never did it for me. I’m thinking about a Brother. We’ll see!