Sewing has become my thing lately. When I was 16 my more got me a little Kenmore sewing machine from Sears. Right….thanks a lot mom.
What I didn't understand then(along with a slew of other things) is that became the best gift anyone has ever given me. I literally use it everyday, for anything like letting out my pre-pregnancy pants to sewing burp cloths.
Sewing became a passion, and I was recently offered a job sewing for Minky Couture. If you haven't ordered a blanket from them…..
YOU ARE MISSING OUT!
They are the best, cutest, softest blankets on the face of the planet.
I had to get one for my baby. He is obsessed with it.
Minky Couture has been in business for the last 3 years, and business is booming. Everyone has to have a Minky.
But quickly I learned that sewing minky fabric is incredibly hard……and the days of little Kenmore came swiftly to an end. My tension was off every 5 seconds, and I repinned the blanket (so that dang fabric wouldn't slip) until my fingers hurt.
My manager finally suggested a sewing machine that has proved the most minky worthy…
PFAFF Ambition Essential
$700 retail, but if you're like me you have to buy used. I bought mine for $435 on ebay.
This is perfect for the sewer who is not a professional but does lots of projects!
The reason this machine is so good……well, for one, it's a FPAFF. Also the built in walking foot keeps the fabric from slipping.
If you can't afford a new machine I highly suggest buying a walking foot attachment online. On amazon they ranged $20 to $40 depending on the model and quality.