I’m so excited to introduce our very first Sewing Machine Monologue/Review! This first monologue is from Mie of Sewing Like Mad. She’s an amazing seamstress, and has an incredible machine!
Hi, Sewistry readers! I jumped at the chance when sweet Palak asked me if I wanted to present my sewing machine. You see, I have really wanted to do that since I got it in September 2013 but I am really bad at following deadlines I set up for myself. Really bad. When other people set deadlines for me….a whoooole other story.
SO here we are with a presentation of a dream come true.
And here is a close up of the iron lady. Very simple! I can adjust the stitch length on the wheel and the little arm under it makes the machine back stitch when it is pressed down.
On the very right you can just about see where you wind on thread on your bobbins. And the amazing thing (that I always missed on my domestic) is that you can set it up and it will be added while you sew. So if you know you are going to use a certain color a little bit later you just set it up and it will be ready for you. No rethreading the machine or sit and hammer down the pedal while you wait for your bobbin to be filled up. I really hate doing that….is that just me??
But to a person that sews a lot….ABSOLUTELY!!
Only problem is that you would have a very hard time going back to sewing on a domestic sewing machine. And I have tried that. I sewed for 5 years on a domestic between the industrial I had in Denmark and the one I have now and I missed it every single time. You have to focus so much on holding on to your fabric on a domestic that your hands are not free to hold on to it the places where they should hold on. Okay, that sounds super spacey and I can’t even explain it better. It is just sort of something you end up doing when you sew as a professional.
And it made me crazy when the stitches suddenly got all small because there was a couple of extra layers it had to sew over.
Thank you SO much for having me Palak!
A big hand for our very first monologue from Mie. To see more of her awesome work head on over to Sewing Like Mad– she has awesome tutorials (like how to draft your own cullottes) as well as examples of her incredible sewing work. While you are there, be sure to leave a comment and let her know you appreciate her sharing all about her machine!