Sunday, March 8, 2009

Machine Details and Etsy

I called a different small Sew n' Vac place in town and they had the Janome 350e stand-alone unit. Boy am I glad you guys steered me towards the stand-alone version. It is cool to watch the designs print out but it would not be cool if I was trying to get some sewing done. Now I have three machines lined up in a row. The Janome on the left, a Viking Madison, and my Viking Huskylock 936. I had to do quite a bit of re-arranging and removing to get everything back in place. I plan to make some pajamas for my kids so that will be a perfect embroidery project.

Which brings me to Etsy. Etsy allows people to sell handmade things or supplies. Last year when I found inexpensive roll ends from Patagonia, I went a little buck wild. I ordered five bolts and boy do I still have a lot of it. I just posted some of the fabric on Etsy. I just want to re-coup my expenses so I put it on Etsy for cheap. It's great fabric but I need the space and I have so much left. I'm putting it on in two or three yard sections. You've seen the fabric before. I've made several great jackets from it. I have five different colorways of it. Yes, I know, I'm insane. Anyway, if you want some high-quality fleece, there you go. And I'm not trying to work my way into the fabric-selling arena. I'm totally not trying to horn in on Ann but I have a butt load of fabric to get out of this room. My Etsy shop is if you want to stop by and browse.


Myra said...

Look at the scowl on the little one! That reminds me of my youngest! Great jackets.

2BSewing: said...

Enjoy your 350e! Great choice and you do need to keep the embroidery separate from the sewing. Having two machines does allow you to multitask. I've had mine for about 2 years now. It's been idle for the last 6 months. But DH keeps poking and prodding me for some t-shirts he wants embroidered.

You're lucky to be able to keep your 350e close to your SM. I've ran out of space in my sewing room.

Enjoy your new toy!

Imaan said...

Congratulations Dawn! I went to Spotlight (in Australia) yesterday to buy some cord for my kids, to make into tunic dresses and maybe pants (I have only just begun sewing), and wanted to imitate a pattern that requires an emb machine...the guy behind the counter said, "I could sell you an emb machine..."..uh..not yet.

But hubby is now dreaming of eventually buying me one, or talking me into getting one.

So keep us updated with your toys and I shall have something to look out for...

gwensews said...

You'll have a good time with the embroidery machine. It opens up a lot of possibilities to get creative. Enjoy.