Look what I finally have in my hot little hands (now picture heel clicking and a happy dance)

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. 

6 thoughts on “Look what I finally have in my hot little hands (now picture heel clicking and a happy dance)

  1. Gail

    Congratulations! Your new baby is gorgeous! I hope you'll do some posts in future about how it works and how you like it. I know that eventually I'm going to grade up from my own ultra-budget Brother, so I may as well start gathering information now!

    Also – you make clothes for your kids, so this is a necessary expense 🙂 Also, I'm of the mind that if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!


  2. barbara

    Fantastic and one that threads itself, how good is that! I did an overlocking course recently and learnt so much about my ancient Bernina and all the wonderful things it can do.


  3. Debbie Iles

    Right you are Gail! I actually set out to research the infamous Babylock based on others recommendations but found this Juki to have very similar features but for a lot less $$. I will be sure to report back on how I am finding it. 😉


  4. Debbie Iles

    You are right, overlockers are fabulous! I can be guilty of sticking to the same few stitches, purely out of laziness. A course sounds like a fabulous idea…I think I need to sign up 😉


  5. SewJillian

    Woot, woot! That is one classy serger! WTF? Air threading? That sounds space age and very appealing. I have never changed the thread colour on my overlocker, it's white all the way (shhh don't tell anyone, you can imagine what the inside of my clothes look like, most sewists would shudder). I can't stand the re-threading! Have fun!


  6. Debbie Iles

    Haha! I can totally relate, that is me! I thought I was being very special by occasionally making the effort to change to black (usually very carefully timed with running out of thread!). I still have to give it more of a run to judge it properly (and hopefullyjustify it's cost) but so far I am happy to say that it does actually feel a lot nicer to use than my old $600 Janome (that I was perfectly happy with, and is still stored away in a box somewhere).



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