Almost a month back, I bought a new automatic sewing machine. I loved to own a automatic machine for a long time. I had the basic Tailor model Singer Merritt machine for around 2-3 years. I got the machine as second hand from a tailor where I learnt sewing. The machine was good, but I was not regular, so it often cracked and I had to repair.
Overall, it was good, but in the back of my mind, I wanted to buy a new machine.
To be honest, it was not the affordability, it was my commitment to sewing which bothered me and took long time in decision making. I don’t sew my dresses, though I learnt the basics, somehow my measurements are not perfect and with the limited time, I was not able to sew patiently. Did I tell time here?
Ok, this post is becoming a rant, so please bear with me.
I love to sit & sew in the machine, but my daughter does not like that, so she comes & grabs everything that is their in the machine’s table which are unfortunately sharp & harmful ( scissors & seam rippers, even the tape, she puts around her neck !! )
So I could sew when she sleep right, but again I have a job & so I will be away at that time. Our entire home sleeps by 10:30 , so sewing after 10:30 will make noise & wake up my daughter.
So with all these limitations, I postponed my wish of owning a sewing machine.
But at the beginning of this year, I felt a great urge, it is Now or Never.
So I browsed a lot abt sewing machine reviews, service centers etc.
There is a Sewing Machine review by Suma which was very detailed & nice. But unfortunately, I did not go for Bernette as there was no nearby dealer (near my location HAL) & also I wanted to exchange my old machine, so it will require 2-3 visits to the chikpet market.
Singer I heard has technical issues so settled with Usha Janome Brand Sewing Machine.
Next was deciding the model, I was contemplating between Stitch Magic and Allure. Stitch Magic has advanced & user friendly features than Allure.
I compared the features of Allure & stitch Magic and found all my requirements being satisfied with Allure. So finally zeroed on the Make & Product, So it is Usha Janome Allure.(Not very Basic nor very Advanced.)
Pic Courtesy : Usha Janome Allure
I bought it from SKB Enterprises in Marthahalli & exchanged my old sewing machine. The entire buying was very smooth & the shop keeper was helpful & patient.
I got a quick demo from the shop keeper on the various stitches.
Later almost after a month, I got demo from the Usha Service Center.
He spoke only Kannada & I tried to understand as much as I can.
The Machine is very easy to use & needs a sturdy table else it vibrates.
The machine came with standard foot( Normal foot,zipper foot, Buttonhole and also a plate(small) for embroidery. They have provided a Accessories Catalog which lists the other feet available for this machine.
So if you require a Pin Tuck foot or a Ruffler foot(and many more I wished for these 2 & so it remained in my memory), pls check your nearby dealer, he may be able to source it for you. I’m planning to buy both of them by the end of this year.
Now I got a new machine, I’m waiting to sew so many things which I ogle endlessly in the web.