Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Juki Rocks

My new Juki arrived yesterday as scheduled! I immediately removed it from the box, placed it on my table and proceeded to read the manual. The first step was to wind up the bobbin, step two was to thread the machine (a bit different from my old one), and then I took a scrap of fabric and began sewing. This machine sews like a dream. I was in awe. I finished up the messenger bag posted above with such ease. My old machine would struggle through the thick fabric of the straps when I attached them to the bag. My Juki went through them with ease and speed. Oh yes, the speed.  1,500 spm versus my old model's 850 spm. I'm sure by now you can tell I am very fond of my new machine. 

Sitting proudly in the studio

7 comments:

Damjana said...

You go, girl!

Meltem said...

Yay! I hope you use it in a good days!

Damjana said...

by the way, what is that metallic stick in front? Is it somekind of distance keeper between the machine and the edge of the desk?

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Damjana- It looks weird doesn't it?! The stick is a knee lifter lever that allows me to lift/lower the presser foot without releasing my hand away from the material being sewn. I am still reaching with my hand to lift the presser foot manually out of habit though! You can do both on this machine.

Damjana said...

oh, yes, now I remember, you push it to the side with yout knee... I guess it's very handy, or should I say kneey!

ArtMind said...

Yay for new toys! Big congrats on getting a new friend! :)

Star of the East said...

Have fun with your new toy :D