I don't usually spend much money on craft materials, but I will spend the dough on tools, if I have the money. My craft tool purchases are still pretty basic though. I haven't updated the iron I normally use, nor my 25 year old ironing board. I did buy a small hand iron to help with ironing small applique pieces, but I have a preference for not burning the end of my fingers since typing is part of my career.
Up till this weekend, I've been using old sewing machines. The last time I bought a new sewing machine was a Singer purchased 30 years ago. After years of use by myself, my son, and his friends, I finally let it go in one of my sister's garage sales. I replaced this with two different sewing machines that I also bought at garage sales but even then, I had problems.
My older machines are:
- Singer 5817c
- Kenmore 17922030
- Brother 65565240
There weren't many choices of course, but I did find good reviews on the Brother SQ-9000. Here's the scoop on this machine below: