new sewing machineeeee

janome hd 1000 sewing machine

Just got it yesterday! My Brother (seen looking very sad on the right) only lasted me a couple of years. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a computerized sewing machine again – there are just too many things you can’t control! And I can’t say I ever used more than 2-3 of all those fancy stitches with any regularity. πŸ˜›

I’ve been sewing for almost 20 years, so if I haven’t used anything but straight, zigzag, stretch and overlocking stitches I probably won’t start now. I decided to go shopping for a metal body machine with no frills. Let’s be reasonable here!

I’m really excited about the Janome – I got the HD 1000. πŸ˜€ I watched a video of someone sewing through a yardstick with it. FOR REAL.

It was at that point that I became infatuated, because the Brother couldn’t even sew a french seam in canvas.

I haven’t got to use it much yet because of instructables work and etsy work, but I can’t wait πŸ˜€


  1. Catherine June 4, 2013

    I know what you mean about the Janomes. I have the MC6500 and truly LOVE it. It is almost 10 years old and still going strong. Two thumbs up! P.S. Your kitties are adorable!

  2. swancitymarketlife July 8, 2013

    hi! I just found you through pinterest (your braided plastic bag wastebasket on instructables), and I got the janome HD1000 in January — I LOVE my machine! it replaced a 1978 hand-me-down machine that I had used for at least 15 years. how do you like your janome so far?
    — Heather


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