Hi guys! Just a quick post today, and this one contains affiliate links, so if you purchase after clicking through here, I’ll get a little extra fabric spending money. 😉 😉
I’ve been asked a bunch of times for a sewing machine recommendation, so I decided to just put it here so that it’s easy to refer to. The machine I recommend is this Brother CS6000i. It’s great for beginners or for someone looking to get back into sewing who doesn’t want to spend a fortune on a new machine. I don’t have this exact model (mine is a similar Brother machine), but this is the one I encouraged my mom to buy a couple of summers ago and therefore the one I use when I’m visiting her (because who can stop sewing for 2 whole weeks? Impossible).
I recommend this one because it comes with so many extras, including a walking foot (great for sewing knits or quilting things with layers). I may have stolen the walking foot that came with my mom’s machine, since my machine didn’t come with one… thanks, Mom! It also comes with a hardcover case, which is great for protecting the machine if you want to store it in a closet.
Also, just throwing this out there in case anyone wants to start sewing with knit fabric more… a serger changed my life in that department. I got this Brother 1034D serger about a year ago, and I have zero complaints. There are definitely models that have more bells and whistles, but this one is a workhorse and I love it.
And, since Christmas is coming, here are a few things I own that I use all the time… just in case you were looking for things to ask for. 🙂
- Rotary cutter and mat: I have this cutter and this mat. But this smaller cutter is on my wish list for Christmas this year! Smaller cutters are better for cutting curves. If you do a lot of straight lines, a clear ruler is nice. I have this one.
- Magnetic pin cushion: I have this one and love it!
- Retractable tape measure: I have this one. No more winding up my tape measure every time I use it… or every time one of the kids uses it as a cat toy… sigh…
- My Gingher scissors… these things cut like a dream, folks.
- These wonder clips… amazing. I use them instead of pins when I’m serging to make sure that I don’t accidentally serge a pin and kill my serger blade. They’re also great for holding thick layers together.
I have a bunch of other things, too, but these are the ones I use for almost every project, and the ones that I always like to have close by while I’m working. I hope this is helpful for some of you!
Thanks for reading!