Usually I'm hanging out in the crochet forums but coming over to the sewing side.
Recently my husband, 4 year old daughter and I moved from NY to WA, I was not able to bring my little crappy sewing machine (used basically for straight lines for curtains and a pillow now and again) and was desperate to find one here after we moved.
I purchased a used Necchi 537FA at Value Village (a thrift shop and new favorite place) for $12.49
after a 20 percent off coupon! It is all white, pretty heavy and I adore it.
It came in the original box with the original paperwork. It only came with one foot, which I am assuming is the basic foot.
I did a swatch with the different stitches and it seems to work fine, the tension seems right and no weird noises from the machine- in fact it hums beautifully.
I am looking to start sewing wallets, handbags, with and without zippers, clothing for my four year old. I want to get into sewing alot more, I find the times that I have sewn, it is relaxing and doesn't bother the rheumatoid arthritis in my hands nearly as much as crocheting does.
My question after this longer than necessary intro, What basic feet/foot should I have in my collection?
What feet/foot do you use most in your collection? What things need to be checked for on a used sewing machine to make it last a long while? Anything that I can check for on my own, as I do not know of a sewing machine servicing place in a decent distant from me, no car!
In the meantime, while I wait for my Joann.com order to arrive with new Sewing Machine needles, I am planning my first project, which will be a Tea Wallet-something small and basic, to get me back into sewing mode.
I'm highly impressed by the sewing skills of all you Craftsters! And hopefully one day I'll share my projects as well, as long as they are not wonky looking!
I want to thank you ahead of time for your helping this newbie