After a few years of procrastination and budget constraints, I was finally able to cross an item off my current checklist: buy a sewing machine, so I can catch up on my sewing projects! It seemed that all I really needed was a push to get myself one–I needed a creative outlet badly, and getting a sewing machine was a good start for this goal. So, everyone, meet my old-new sewing buddy, a second hand high-speed Juki Flora 5000:
Okay, Yuki the Juki (sorry, I just named her! XD) wasn’t really my first choice when I looked around at the Port Area (Pier) for my first sewing machine. I was eyeing a pink Brother Compal Ace model, as for some reason, I wanted a pink one. But it was well above my budget of Php 2000-2500, and the next best was Yuki the Juki, priced well within my budget. She looked me in the eye and said, “I can do a good job, and I look nice too, so why don’t you take me home instead?”
I had a little trouble with her after Mom and I threaded her incorrectly, causing some threads to tangle underneath the feed dog/throat plate. Good thing she came with a 1-year warranty and Mom had the time to take her back to the store for some fixing. Now, she’s good to go, and I had a bit of orientation c/o my Mom, who is more familiar with sewing machines and understood the technician’s instructions better. I’m excited to embark on various sewing project with this nifty baby!
P.S. Special thanks to Ms. Jonette for giving me the tip on where to get nice sewing machines for cheap!