It is a Toyota Oekaki. I have been wanting a new machine for ages, not because my Brother one has packed up but for you seamstresses and quilters out there you will know how much I wanted to let the needle free form rather than running in straight lines and you could not do that on mine.
So here she is with a shiny new 'ching' on her:
It has an extension table for when I get round to making that quilt I have been dreaming of, a flower foot for making pretty flowers, zipper foot, applique foot for popping little things onto bigger things... I know, I am just rambling with excitement...
So today I started with something small. Big Sis had a whole in the knee of her jeans so I made a patch to go over it. I used the free form foot and was able to 'drop the feed dog' (lower the zigzag teeth that pull the fabric through in a straight line) and just whizz my fabric up and down, round and round to my hearts content.
I just love it.
Now doesn't that look funky?
So much better than putting them in the bin. Repaired by mum with love. I am making something else tonight because I have not got enough wool to finish the edges on my pretty crochet cardigan I am dying to show you. You know, the game of wool roulette I play, as if I haven't got enough excitement already with my new sewing machine. Bye Jo xx