Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Machine sewing vs hand sewing
Rochelle mentioned the other day that she only hand sews and doesn't use a machine. I started out learning how to sew by hand, then progressed to using an ancient singer that once belonged to one of my sisters. I bought my own machine years ago. I purchased a Pfaff from The Fabric Source in Jackson, Tennessee, back around 1992, I'm not sure of the year. I was in college at the time and needed a machine to do piece work and make extra money. It was the best investment I've ever made. The store is still there, and I still go back occasionally for muslin and batting, and to see what is on sale. The store started out with just upholstery and some twill remnants, over the years adding sewing machines and sergers, French hand sewing supplies and classes. I learned how to smock, make French seams, quilt and insert lace there. It's a pretty neat place that I love to go back to when I pass through Jackson.
Posted by Quilter Raised in the South at 6:51 PM