I would like to introduce you to my new baby, the Juki MO1000. Set up and test run complete, instructions read. Is it wrong of me to get so excited about this machine? As you can imagine, I had to work up quite a bit of courage to go and purchase this baby. It’s taken me a full month of working through my guilt. I think this comes from being a mother and the need to torture yourself with the fact that you should be spending your hard earned cash on your kids. I’m going to call it my moving overseas treat (I will explain the credit card balance later). Hubby was warned!
Anyway, the features that make me jump for joy are:
- Air threading! That’s right friends, this baby threads itself. With just a mere press of a button, a blast of air sends the threads to exactly where they need to be. It also has needle threaders. What, you say, no peering into dark crevices and fuddling around trying to fight with little threads. Nope, none of that! I even went out and purchased some different colour matching thread for my next project….what? The days may be over of choosing black or white for all serging for the sake of thread change avoidance.
- You can adjust the cutting width to the narrowest on the market, allowing for nice, tidy curves. This, I haven’t actually experimented with yet, but it was a key point I took away from the sales lady. Hope it’s true!
- It sounds delicious. It has that lovely smooth whirr that the nicer machines I’ve ever sewn on have. I am still reeling from the scratchy, torturous sound of the ultra budget Brother I was going to settle for when I first arrived here. You get what you pay for.
So, anyway, I’m looking forward to putting this baby to work. The observant among you might also notice a couple of little projects lined up in the background. Have your eyes landed on the striped Jaywalk fabric? Is anyone else thinking about entering Tessuti’s Jaywalk competition? My fabric arrived a few days ago and I am absolutely delighted with it. I purposefully ordered a bit extra, because one can never really have enough stripes in their stash. It is such a beautiful, drapey, quality jersey which could be put to so many uses. When I shop online without ordering a swatch, I always worry a little about what to expect when it arrives. I’ve had a couple of disappointments recently (since having to switch to online shopping for my fabric needs in Kansas) but this was absolutely not one of them.