Episode 3: My Sewing Machine Acquisitions, from naive to savvy purchases

Episode 3: My Sewing Machine Acquisitions, from naive to savvy purchases

In this episode of Make and Decorate, I share my journey through 2 decades of purchasing sewing machines, serger/coverstitch and embroidery machines.  I have learned so much over the years as I have invested in the most important tool of not only my hobby, but now also my profession - sewing, serger and embroidery machines.

My Chronological List of machine acquisitions:

Things to Consider Before Buying a Sewing Machine

Podcast Show Notes: Episode 2 Things to Consider Before Buying a Sewing Machine


$$ Mid-range Heavy Duty straight stitch machine; great for bag making, quilting and garment sewing. This machine is considered to be a semi-industrial home sewing machine.  Juki TL2010Q https://www.amazon.com/TL-2010Q-1-Needle-Lockstitch-Automatic-Tailoring/dp/B00AAZU1KE/ref=sr_1_4?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1532910251&sr=1-4&keywords=juki+tl-2010q


$$ Lower Mid-Range price point available from dealer; ok, so in the podcast, I said don't get caught up in "Project runway/Laura Ashley" branding of machines....well the Innov-is line model I was talking about is a limited edition Project Runway machine - still a good option, except is does not have a knee lift.  The machine in the photo to the left, is the next model up, Innov-is which does have a knee lift!  Very good feature to have especially for quilters. 

 NQ700PRW https://www.brother-usa.com/products/NQ700PRW


Coming Soon!!! Make and Decorate with Stephanie Socha Design Podcast!

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Hello makers and decorators!  I have a brand new podcast about to launch.  As I am a one person show here, with a technology challenged skillset, it has taken me a lot longer to get this show up and running.  

I am so excited that I am almost to launch date.  I am launching episode 1 on Thursday, July 19th, however, iTunes may take longer to publish.  I will embed the episodes right here on my podcast page, so you can listen right away.

This podcast is primarily for makers who like to sew, quilt and decorate.  I begin the podcast with a series of  episodes dedicated to our main tool... sewing machines.  If you do not yet sew, this will be a great place to start.  If you are a seasoned sewist or quilter, I believe you will also find this series interesting, as we are always interested in sewing machines, how they work, and how to get them to work for us effortlessly.

Please let me know what you think of the new podcast with your kindest thoughts, questions and comments.  I will improve as I continue to record, and I will have guests on future episodes.