Tuesday, 5 August 2008

The choice is made!

Thanks for the comments/ emails about the overlocker.

In the end, I went for this one.

(picture from sewingmachine.co.uk)

I picked the Janome because:
I have a Janome sewing machine that I really like, so I trust the quality
It can be used as a 2,3 or 4 thread machine
It has an easy thread lower loop
It has a built in rolled hem
It comes with an instructional DVD (very handy when you don't know what you're doing)
It comes with a project book (as above)
It didn't come with extra feet, but I was able to buy £190 worth for £50, and the machine was £30 off anyway so effectively I got twice as many feet for the same price as the Babylock
It has a retractable knife (I imagine I might sometimes want to produce an overlock stitch without trimming??? maybe??)
It has an adjustable cutting width

I can't recommend that particular website enough, by the way. I bought my sewing machine there last year and they do the best freebies I have ever seen, and it's free next day delivery, and they are extemely competitively priced anyway! What's more, within 10 minutes of getting the confirmation email (at 15.04 today), I received another email from them with the courier number confirming that it had been dispatched.

The even better thing, it didn't cost me anything. After watching me mooning over these for the past few days, Mr M said to me today "why don't you use my credit card to buy your interlocker?". Bless.


JuliaB said...

Ooooh! congratulations ... I am so excited for you that I might have to order one myself!!! What did you find was the difference between the 644D and the 744d (apart from the price)? I can't decide between the two but will definately go for the discounted feet. xx

blossomsmum said...

You are completely and utterly spoiled me dear xx

Indigo Blue said...

Hi,I think that you have made a very good choice here. I have Janome machines at work and they are good.
Seen the tag and I have sorted it out. tagged by someone else too so I have added your link to it.
Many thanks as I enjoy having to think of things to write, gets the brain cells banging together.
Best wishes

CalicoDaisy said...

I bought one last week, too. I got the one with the thread-sucking vacuum so I don't have to thread the loopers. See here: http://calicodaisy.blogspot.com/2008/07/okay-now-what-do-i-do.html. What are you going to do with yours? I mostly want ease making rolled hems for linens and making ruffles and cording.
-- Michele

Brandy said...

OOOh that's a beauty! And free to boot?! Congrats!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Can't wait to see the fabulous lovelies you create!!!

Lesley said...

OOh lovely - can't wait to see what you make with your new toy!

Now sitting here desperately trying to convince myself I really don't need to buy me one too!!!

JuliaB said...

Has it arrived yet???? I am jealous too!! I haven't ordered mine yet. I'm still a bit hesitant that i really NEED one (i'm 99.99% sure). Hurry up and report back!!!! xx