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Why I chose the SINGER® Simple™ 3337 Mechanical Sewing Machine in Red 🧵 --And why I sent it back!



In this post, I will share why I chose this machine, what machine I am replacing, what I plan to use it for, and, in the video, of course, I cover what comes in the box.


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Why this machine?

For about the past year, I have been thinking about upgrading my sewing machine to something computerized or to one that does embroidery, so that I have more options for creativity. However, more recently, I realized that I would be happy with a machine that does pretty much exactly what the one I already has does. –So, THAT was a thing. –AND then, I thought about the fact that super pretty colored machines have gone out of style, which was sad.


Needless to say, my options were to buy a fancier machine—that comes in plain old white—and then have to decorate it with paint or stickers. But then I remembered that just a few years ago, the world was FULL of beautiful colorful machines. I started Googling and, there were this Singer model—in a variety of colors AND on clearance! My decision was made instantly and here’s where I am; unboxing.



What machine am I replacing?

I have had the Janome Harmony 4052 for about a decade and hadn’t really had any problems from it. –Any issues I have ever had have been attributable to me NEVER having learned much formally about sewing and about how to maintain a sewing machine.


And, though I am generally frugal, I am an artist, so when I think I need to inject more joy into my life, I am NOT opposed to spending some money to do it. I decided that it was time to add a little more joy to the sewing that I plan to do, so a purchase of less than $150 DIDN’T seem like too much to ask.



What is it going to be used for?

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you will know that I am quirky and LOVE wearing unusual clothes. In recent years, I have realized that I find MORE interesting items in resale shops than on ANYBODY’S runway. The problem with thrifted items is that often they need to be sized to fit—and I did not have skills in that area. I have decided to take it upon myself to craft what I REALLY want to wear. What’s more is that I am SO excited about the prospect of learning how to sew well enough to pull it off!


You can see the gallery to see how I did that with my first-ever “Frankenhoodie.” I took parts from three different hoodies to create the one that I wear and love. I want to do more of THAT! THAT’S what I am going to do with this machine.



Also, check the video to see exactly what's inside: https://bit.ly/singerunboxvid


 

If you are interested in crafts and crafting, you might like these:

1. Craft Haul https://bit.ly/crafthaulvideo

2. Cricut Easy Press 2 Unboxing https://bit.ly/cricuteasypress2vid

3. Cricut Maker Bundle Unboxing https://bit.ly/cricutmakerunboxing




 

‘Didn’t work out…. 🙄


Okay, so I am returning this pretty little thing and it is for the following reasons:

  1. Task light covered more area on old machine

  2. Foot lifter was sturdier on old machine

  3. Body was a higher quality plastic on old machine

  4. Pedal was more durable--and it was BLACK! 🌹--on old machine

  5. Bobbin winder wound an entire spool (instead of half) on old machine

  6. As I pushed the machine to see faster, the entire body moved--which was nothing like my old machine 🙄


She looked soooooo cute and sweet and nice,...... but she WASN'T!


After a while, I MISSED my old machine. All the new one had was good looks. 🙄 —And if you ANYTHING about me, you KNOW that looks alone won’t cut it, so after about 3 hours of use, I boxed that cute mitherfucker up and set up to return it.


I pulled out the old faithful and continued my upcycling antics. 😬🤷🏽‍♀️🙌🏾🧵🪡



Here's my old faithful..... Back in action! 💥


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