The loving home that my Husband and I have fostered for the last several years is about to welcome a new member. I've waited for this moment for quite some time now. My Hubby is happy but he is no where near as happy as I am. I'm SUPER excited! Allow me to introduce you to my newest baby.......
Christmas List last year and this year. I do a lot of clothing alterations for clients (hems being the most popular alteration) so this machine will get great use and would eliminate a lot of hand sewing. I have blindhemming capabilities on my conventional machine, but the results are sometimes hit or miss. Having an actual blindstitch machine would be so much better for me. I didn't expect to get it anytime soon but ran across a great deal this weekend.
I just so happened to peruse the www.SewTrue.com website and ran across this Reliable Portable Blindstitch in the Overstock/Refurbished section. It's an industrial machine that has the added benefit of being portable. And since it's small, a separate table isn't required and it won't take up too much space. This machine normally retails at $299. A couple of refurbished one's were being sold for $165. After doing some research and calling and finding out about the machine I felt good about purchasing one of them. It comes with a 6 month warranty and will be replaced if I have any problems with it. The sales associate Eugene was very helpful even though I kept calling him to ask questions and get updates. You better believe I'm going to test it every which way from Sunday to make sure it works good. I'm not nervous about purchasing refurbished items. Heck, you can buy something brand new and it have problems. As long as there's a good warranty I'm happy. Besides 4 out of my 5 machines (2 are top of the line) were either used or refurbished and they've all worked great. In addition to the the $165 low price tag on the blindstitch, it turns out that I also received a 15% discount coupon in my inbox that I was also able to apply to this purchase. I stepped away scoring my blindstitch machine for $140.25, over 50% off. Thank you Jesus! Now if I can only track down a Velvaboard to purchase (I found out June Tailor no longer manufactures them).
So I'm anxiously waiting to receive my Baby who should arrive hopefully by the end of the week. In the meantime I've been prepping myself on how the machine works (watching You Tube videos and reading random blindstitch user manuals). Do you have an actual blindstitch machine? Do you like it? Is it easy to operate?