It will be my very first computerized machine, which is something I've been avoiding. I've always felt I wanted a reliable uncomplicated machine. But, HEY, this machine does all sorts of cool things, like cut the threads off with the touch of a button, inside the machine! And then start the next seam without the threads coming out of the needle or getting tangled. It also adjusts for a wide variety of fabrics, by a menu on the touch screen. And there are a bunch of useful and decorative stitches. Now, I never use those fancy stitches, but this machine will write words! That is something I might do.
It is an extra large machine, too. The harp area is big, which will make sewing bulky things easier ... sigh ... but I have to wait a few weeks for it to arrive.
And the funny thing is, two days after I ordered this machine my 20 year old Bernina just stopped, mid seam. (I think it knew it was going to be set aside) So, I am now sewing on my 1970's Bernina. It is the famous 830 that is so hard to find, because everyone wants one. A very good back up machine!
I would love to hear from people about fancy sewing features on other sewing machines that they love.
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Now I'm getting into technology. I'm a relatively new iPhone owner, so I decided to see if there were any sewing machine apps. And there are.
AND, there are even sewing machine games. I've tried two of them, "Sew'em'up" and "Sewing Machine Race." Both of these require youthful coordination and reflexes and time to spend learning them. Here are a couple screen shots for the "Sewing Machine Race", the most popular sewing game. It is basically a game where you have to chase this lady bug without running over buttons, bobbins and pins by tilting your phone back and forth ... HARD!