Lola’s birthday is coming up and the one thing she’s been asking for all year is a sewing machine. I love sewing and every time my machine is out she asks for a go, so I’ve decided to get one for her. It’s a big purchase in the sense I don’t want something that is a toy, if she wants to sew I’d like a machine that will last her a few years so I have been doing a LOT of research. The winner is… *drumroll please*… the Janome Sew Mini 140M Sewing Machine which seems to be sold exclusively at HobbyCraft.
Not only is it great value at £39 (RRP £49) but it’s lightweight (only 2.5kg) and has just about everything a beginner or child needs. It’s operated with a single dial so it’s not too overwhelming but there’s enough options to ensure you’re not going to need to upgrade too quickly; there’s a straight stitch with five lengths and zig zag stitches in three lengths, which also allows you to make a button hole. It comes with two bobbins, a needle, a needle threader, an adaptor and an instruction book. Lola will be unwrapping hers early next month so we will do a full report on how we get on.
Hobbycraft have just got new stock in. I had to ring round half a dozen stores last week to find one for Lola – sold out online and locally (thanks to my sister for picking it up from Bournemouth for me!) and I expect it will fly off the shelves again especially with the big C coming up. The reviews are all excellent, price is great, so click, click!