...an addition to the "family"
soooo cute, no?!
I just couldn't resist, when my mother told me these were on sale in Spotlight, and she reminisced about how a lot of ladies used to have these miniature sewing machines back when I was growing up, and how useful they were for taking along to sewing bees and for hemming hanging curtains, and for real diehards who dream of doing a spot of sewing when going on holiday, or in a caravan ... no? Is that just me, then?
I just love the idea of having such a portable machine; so handy...
The tape measure has been positioned there in front of it so you can see just how tiny it is. It is soooo light; weighing in at 2.15 kg, that's 4.6lb for those who haven't caught up yet, hehe ;D
It's called the Mini Opal, and it doesn't have many stitches available. It only does straight stitch and zig-zag stitch. But realistically how often do you use any other? Just the buttonhole stitches are missing from my usual requirements, so might just have to brush up on hand-worked buttonholes... I've given it a trial run and am happy to say it works very well for such a low tech little machine.
The bit of fabric stationed in front shows the full repertoire of stitches it offers; straight stitch in 4 different stitch lengths, a straight stitch positioned to the left of the presser foot, and zig-zag stitch in 3 different widths. Oh, and it reverses too...
So I don't have to just dream about sewing when I go down to the beach-house, but I will station this little thing permanently down there, and then if I want to then I can.
For less than 100 buckeroonies, I'm happy!
(oh, btw, just in case anyone is wondering; I bought it myself and no I am not being endorsed in any way for writing this. But happily it was on special!)