Yesterday I received this very cool, (but tricky for a sewing challenged person like moi) Knicker Making Kit from Gemma. Just up my recycling ally!So this has provided me with a challenge -purchase a NEW sewing machine and make myself a pair of knickers, ( along with other useful items in the future).
My old Husqvarna has basically had it. It has survived two Fires and a Flood. It still has smoke stains on the case from when I used to use it with students at a school that was pretty well torched by said students. It also survived when the moving van caught fire with all our worldly possessions on the road to Sydney. It was hauled out of shin deep water when our house flooded in 2003, but after all this, even though it still works, I'm sorry to say it and I just don't get on.
Has anyone got any advice as to a good brand of machine, basic, not too pricey, that will do the trick, and a) let me make those knickers, and b) be friendly enough for my daughter to learn on? Maybe I should ask The Dainty Squid. This amazing body adornment is living proof she is the most dedicated sewing machine fancier I've ever come across!
I'm thinking they might go nicely with a piece of jewellery as a gift. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.