Yes, I do sew in between crocheting. Sewing was my first passion and I learned to sew at age ten just like learning to crochet at the same age. It was a family tradition. My mother taught me how to sew by helping her cut out patterns and pin the fabric together. I can remember at an early age she was always at her machine making matching mother and daughter outfits.
I too carried that on with my children. I made matching mother and daughter outfits as well and tried to teach my daughter how to sew but she was not interested in it as a teen. Although my daughter did pick up my love for crochet so at lease that carried on the family tradition. Now I am teaching my grandchildren to sew and crochet. I hope they enjoy it as much as I do.
So what machine do I use you ask. Well I have always had the least inexpensive machines early on and have always dreamed of getting a fancy one. Mostly I have sewn with Singer or Brother machines from Walmart or thrift store finds. Three years ago I was blessed to be able to finally get an upgrade. I searched high and low and I new I wanted a Brother machine but which one? I searched online and found a dealer near me.
I decided on the Brother Innovis #BQ3050 the Quilters Club Series. It has all the bells and whistles. It can alert you to when your bobbin is going to run out and it has a laser light guide on it so you can sew straight lines. It can do many embroidery stitches and comes with just about every foot you would ever need to get started. I think it was only missing a few feet that you may want to make as an extra purchase but I do not see myself needing those so I probably will not invest in them. This is not a machine to take with you to a guild or sewers meeting as it is quite heavy. I did invest in a roller bag for it but once I placed it on my table I decided that is where it will stay.
I love this machine so much sometimes I just have to pinch myself. It sews and glides like butter. It is really quiet, not like some other brands I have sewn with. I was able to sew in the living room while hubby was watching television and even he commented on how quiet it was. It did not bother him at all and he did not need to turn up the volume. if you get the chance to see one of these at your Brother Dealer give it a test drive. You will fall in love immediately.
I will post some pictures below of what I am working on at the moment and you will be able to see how crisp the sewing is, without me even pressing down the seams. It does a great job! I hope this review of my machine inspires you to get your machine out and make some wonderful projects.
I was not paid by Brother to promote this machine I did not receive any commission and I paid for the machine with my own money. All opinions are my own from personal experience.