Let me introduce my sewing partner (of sorts!) without whom none of this would be possible. Yep, I’m talking about my sewing machine – an Elna 5100. I love this machine! I started off with a Singer Inspiration which only lasted few months (boo hoo). When I took it to get repaired, I was told it wasn’t even worth repairing and that I was better off to get a new machine otherwise I’d just find myself in the same place. You get what you pay for, I guess. I was also told I’d have to spend at least $500 (silent scream) to get a decent machine that would last and to go either Janome/Elna (same company) or Brother. I left the shop feeling very sad :(.
Lucky for me DH was on the case and he managed to find a second-hand (hardly used) Elna off Gumtree which he got for me just in time for Mother’s Day! ❤
It’s an absolute dream to sew with. I love love love it!