Friday, June 05, 2009

Sewing Machine MeMe

Sew, Mama, Sew is hosting a fabulous giveaway for a fancy sewing machine! In order to enter, you need to answer questions (a meme) about your machine, and submit it to the blog owners. Details here.

What brand and model do you have? Euro-pro Shark

How long have you had it? 4 years

How much does that machine cost (approximately)? In the $200 range

What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)? Tote bags, clothing, will try quilting

How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get? 2-3 weekends/month (sometimes more or less)

Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name? I like it! It has done everything I need, and for the price, I think it's a great bargain!

What features does your machine have that work well for you? Just the basics

Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? The instruction manual is very basic (and not too helpful)

Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it! Got it from my Mom for Xmas. Thanks, Mom! It has definitely opened up a new world for me!

Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? I think it's a GREAT starter machine for those who want to see if they like sewing without investing too much.

What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine? I'm too new to this to know.

Do you have a dream machine? I'm reading of several in this blog posting from Sew, Mama, Sew!


Marilyn Miller said...

Good luck, I hope you win. My machine is so old, I think it is about 35 years old and still works for me. The only thing I hate is the footpedal is bulky.

parTea lady said...

Thanks for the heads up on this giveaway. I will answer the meme on my blog. Your machine seems to serve you well. You have shown us some lovely things that you have sewn.