June 9, 2009

Intro and My Sewing Machine

I just created my blog and thought the post from Sew Mama Sew! would be a great way to start off my blog, with answering some questions about my machine!

What brand and model do you have?
I have a Janome 2139N

How long have you had it?

I have had this machine for about 4 years.

How much does that machine cost (approximately)?

This machine was around 100 dollars.

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

I have done quite a range of sewing on this machine. I have made handbags, clothing, quilts and home decor.

How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get?

I sew alot! At least once a week. The machine does take alot of rough sewing. It has had some trouble when it comes to sewing with Home Dec. weight fabric.

Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name?

Well, my mother bought this machine for me my Junior year of college. At that time it was great because I only sewed with the machine when I needed to hem a pair of pants. Last year though, I really started sewing alot and that's when I haven't been such a large fan of the machine. Or it could be the fact that I went to my parents house, used my mother's Bernina and I realized how basic my machine was at that moment. I keep telling her she needs to upgrade her machine...

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

Well, the basic stitch works pretty well on regular cotton fabric! The machine would be happy with me if that is all I did!

Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine?

The machine tends to have it's own mind so it frustrates me when it messes up and I didn't do anything wrong!

Would you recommend the machine to others? Why?

If you are looking for a basic machine with basic stitches this is the machine for you. It's great for hemming pants and working with basic fabrics such as cotton. This is not the machine for a big time sewer.

What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine?

Now that I have really been in to sewing, I have noticed that I really am sad to not have a lot of stitches. I have seven different stitches and those are your basic zigzag stitch and such. I want a machine that can do fun stitches so I can add a decorative border to a purse. Also, machines that come with a lot of feet are important. This machine did not even come with a zipper foot!

Do you have a dream machine?

Of course I do! Not a specific brand, but just an upgrade from mine. I would really like one that has a computer screen where you can do a lot of stitches and other great things that my machine does not have!


  1. This is the prettiest blog I've seen! I think maybe someone needs to help me redo mine. Maybe you should be talking big time to Santa about a new machine - maybe you need a rich Santa in your life! Can't wait to see posts of your projects - would love to see past ones.

  2. It looks great. Had such a nice visit with you last Sunday. Love your car.


  3. Hi, its so good to finally landed on this site. We recently bought Janome 2139N, but we lost the manual even before using it. My mom keeps on asking favor from me to get manual of this from the internet, sadly ther's none. If maybe I can ask favor from you for the sewing manual of this Janome 2139N? Or direct me where can I find one? It will really be a big deal for my mom, since she will be doing some alterations for my uniform. Thank you so much...john

  4. If you let me know what your e-mail is, I can e-mail you with the information!

  5. Elyse,Im sorry I totally forgot to include my email. its johnbhugzzzpadlan@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much,

  6. It is exciting to see young people carry on the traditions of sewing. Looks like your mom trained you right.