I just got my regular sewing machine back from my Singer Lady this week. I knew I was pretty hard on my machines, but I guess I had really given this one a workout! It has been gone about a month, and it ended up having to go to Illinios to a Singer Specialist. Since it has been gone I purchased a Singer "Heavy Duty" machine at Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day. I couldn't believe how it really powered through my tough spots when putting together a bag. Always before I dreaded that last step....when it was time to sew all of the liners, interfacings, and fabrics together. I would push and pull to get it to feed through correctly. This baby just powered right through it like it was nothing! I can't believe I didn't upgrade before! My fancy pants machine will still be great for the stippling I do (stippling= that swirly free-handed sewing I do on the bags.).
I have been playing around with some great corduroy fabrics this last week. "Blue Reflection", "Hippie Chic," and "Hoo Hoo to You" are all corduroys this season. I am loving this fall weather we have been having lately, and nothing says fall like a sweet corduroy bag!