Monday, March 8, 2010
Pravina Studio finally has an industrial sewing machine! I've been scouring Craigslist for months now trying to find just the right machine. My dream machine is this Juki, but unfortunately it is pretty far out of my price range.
I kept finding used machines on Craigslist and would inquire within hours of the posting being added, but barely anybody would get back to me. I think the machines were selling THAT fast. Or the ones worth buying were anyway. I finally managed to snag one a couple of weeks ago; I was even able to keep it in my Pfaff family sewing of machines, so I'm extra excited. Soon, new Pravina bags will abound.
I've barely even threaded it, but I love this machine already. It's SO industrial.
The whole purchasing experience was just so pleasant too. The machine was in a town about 45 minutes northwest of Madison, so I took a lovely drive through the country at dusk to see it. The seller is a small business owner herself who'd upgraded her machine a year ago, and she sat with me teaching me how to use it. When my plans for picking it up (it doesn't fit in a car) fell through, she actually drove it out to me. I love good people.