I went out and bought fabric and pillows forms, I washed my fabric and was ready to go but I quickly realized I was missing something important, I wasn't going to be sewing the pillow covers by hand. I didn't have a sewing machine, so off to the store I went in search of a sewing machine. I knew I could purchase a sewing machine from Walmart or Michael's but I wanted to make sure that I bought a starter sewing machine that would guarantee to carry me into intermediate and advance projects (if I ever get there). There were a few option but this is the beauty I ended up bring home.
This is my Janome Pearl 18, isn't she a beauty? Here are some of key features this sewing machine's offers:
- a choice from 18 stitches
- one step buttonhole
- jam proof drop in bobbin
- built in needle threader
- auto-declutch bobbin winder
- stretch stitches
- length and width adjustment
- drop feed dog system
- metal frame construction
- hard cover
- and multiple feet - walking foot, zipper foot, bottonhole foot, blind hem foot, zigzag foot, satin stitch foot
So I don't really know how to use the machine yet but I have purchased some cheep fabric and I plan to play with it and see what I can do. Also one of the benefits of purchasing from the specialty store I get a free lesson with the purchase of the sewing machine. I am definitely going to take advantage of that free lesson cause I am sure once I get to playing with the sewing machine I will have a load of questions.
Off I go to play with my new toy. I'll keep you posted on my progress.