October 1st, 2003

duke-juggle

Sewing Machines

I have a very random urge to sew. Mostly so I can alter my own clothes.... hem things, and make some of my huge t-shirts smaller, stuff like that. My mom can sew, and I understand the basic concepts. I'm just not very good at it. I can do buttons and mend small tears okay by hand (although the start and end knots are always kind of messy and lumpy), but that's about it.

I think things would be easier if I had a sewing machine. I don't want anything too big or complicated though; I'd probably sew my thumb to my bedspread and be trapped in my house until I starved.

I looked on ebay, and there are all kinds of cheap little portable sewing machines for sale. Like this one (As Seen On TV!), or this fancier one. I wonder if they're utter crap, or if they're actually useful for small tasks?

Under fifty dollars seems reasonable for a hobby which may not last very long. I'm afraid I'll get bored and frustrated with the idea soon, so I don't want anything expensive, and I don't want something that takes up too much space. hmm. Decisions, decisions....