I purchased a new sewing machine. It’s a Singer® Curvy ™ 8763. It’s was on sale at a local dealer for less than half the manufactures suggested retail price. I couldn’t pass it up.
It has 30 stitches.
It’s super simple to thread.
It even has an automatic needle threader.
And a drop-in bobbin. (I love drop-in bobbins)
And the stitch quality is really nice.
All in all it’s a great little machine. I am really impressed! So much so, I went back and purchased another! Now why on earth would I need another sewing machine. Well, with a stash as large as mine it really is the only way to tackle it. LOL! I wish that was all it would take to tackle my bins and bins of fabric and mounds and mounds of ideas. I kind of have a similar mentality about cleaning supplies. If I keep buying them then my house will be clean – right? Okay, that’s another couch session (and one that I have been working on correcting). I made the purchase of the 2 sewing machines because I have finally been able to arrange a venue for teaching my sewing classes. I am so excited that the opportunity has come about and even more excited that it’s taken off in a huge way.
The first class that I am offering is to make Pajama Pants to children 8 years to 12 years old. I feel comfortable inviting no more than 6 children into a class as that is a lot of little fingers to keep track of around sharp, moving needles. At any rate, the class filled up the very first day it was advertised. I mean within 12 hours time! And there were still more that were interested. So, another class has been added and yet another will need to be added in order to allow all the children that are interested an opportunity to participate. It’s very exciting.
So, my very supportive husband suggested that with the interest that my classes have generated and the sale price on the machine. I should really go get another. So, I purchased 2 within a weeks time. I now own 5 sewing machines. Sounds crazy. But, I will use the 2 Singers and my Huskystar 215 for the sewing classes.
I am curious thou….how many sewing machines do serious sewing enthusiast own? Including sergers, home embroidery machines, hemmers, etc…
Seriously, if you are in the market for a new machine I suggest that you check out the Singer® Curvy™. It’s a great little machine.
OH! More fun stuff! The Sewing Bloggers Goggle Map created by Vicki the Sewing Scientist. Have you seen this? Have you found other bloggers near you? I have just discovered someone near me and I can’t wait to contact her. So check it out.
I’m going to copy Vicki’s directions, just in case:
Here’s how to participate:
- Open this link to get to Map the Sewintists
- Click on the red Edit button on the left
- Click on the blue pin on the upper left of the map
- Click on your location to drop the pin
- A box will open that will allow you to add your name or blog URL in rich text
- Save et voilà!
I would strongly advise people to only pin their general location or closest city, since we don`t want creepers peeping in our windows while we sew in our unders, do we?
Check it out. Get together. Share, share, share.
Isn’t that what it’s all about?
It looks like I am the one who lives near you!! 🙂
Hi – yes, we are ‘neighbors’ in this big wide world of ciber-sewintists. I apologize for not replaying sooner. I would love it if we could meet up sometime for coffee. Do you live in Charlottesville?
send me an email and we can organize a meet up: getmystitchon at gmail dot com
It looks like I am the one who lives near you! 🙂
I’m looking to purchase a new sewing machine for my mother but don’t know much about sewing. I’m intrigued by the Singer Curvy. Is it compatible with all the Singer presser feet? Particularly, i see that the piping presser feet is not included in the package. Was wondering if I can buy it separately and if it will be compatible.
Great questions. I don’t sell these machines and I am not affiliated with Singer so I can not answer your questions directly. I use these machines and they are super affordable and simple to use. The needle has many positions allowing one to get closer to the edge of the presser foot. I own other machines that I have presser feet (zipper foot) that I use when constructing piping just because I have it set up in my sewing room. I use the Singer Curvy in teaching children (and adults) sewing. I would suggest contacting Contacting your local Viking Sewing Gallery as they carry these machines and they are better equip to answer your questions.