Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Arriving Today!


The Juki TL-98QE

So the sweet little machine posted above is arriving today via UPS and I can't wait! It was ordered yesterday afternoon and I already got a notice that it will be delivered today. Wow! I have to thank Aki of Oktak handbags and purses for being so sweet and taking time out from her busy schedule to give me some advice  about which machine to purchase. By the way, you must check out Aki's handbags and accessories at her Etsy shop Oktak. Her work is absolutely beautiful. She has such an eye for beautiful fabric and design. 
The Juki that I purchased is a straight stitch semi-industrial high speed sewing machine. My present machine, a Brother Innovis 40, is great for it's variety of stitches especially the applique stitch that I use the most. But for sewing handbags it is just not strong enough. I purchased it a year ago and have already cracked 4 bobbin cases! At $39 dollars a pop at my local dealer it was getting quite expensive. Yesterday I ordered two directly from Brother and they just cost me $20 dollars each so I was glad. From now on I plan on doing all my applique work on the Brother and everything else on my Juki. I have to add that the Juki sews at 1,500 spm which I am thrilled about. My Brother sews at 850 spm and I often find my mind wandering when doing my straight stitching. With the Juki 's faster stitch I am sure l will keep my mind and eyes on my fabric at all times!

5 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

I secretly want a sewing machine. My mom sews and makes my kids all types of things. My mom would LOVE that new sewing machine you are getting. Love those types of packages from UPS. =D

Damjana said...

Sounds like a great machine! I have a Bernina 1008 myself, a bit stronger than the average "domestic" machine but it does struggle a bit with heavy fabrics (might also be due to the fact that I haven't gotten round to oiling it for some time... )
Be sure not to let your eyes wonder, though - we did some sewing on very fast industrial machines in college and a friend of mine got her finger pierced. Ouch!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Yikes! Thanks for the advice Damjana.
I got my machine today, read the manual and starting sewing. The thought of piercing my finger came across my mind more than once today! But I do have to say, the Juki is phenomenal. :)

feyzadem said...

wowww great!!!
new machine new bags :)))new design

I have 5 machine 2 Singer,1 Brother, 1 Husqvarna(my neighbour gave me last year) and 1 pfaff , i am sooo happy wth them...

I know you cant sleep firt week, i am remember , when i was bought my first embroidery machine, maybe one mounth i sew a lot things ,for my house, for my friends , and then bags...

Damjana said...

Sorry about that, I hope I haven't spoiled your fun... I'm looking forward to your new designs!