Saturday, December 29, 2012

New sewing goodies!

Look at what my parents surprised me with for Christmas!!
My new Brother Project Runway Limited Edition PC-420
It's the Brother Project Runway Limited Edition PC-420 sewing machine!!
My new Brother Project Runway Limited Edition PC-420
It's computerized!
Brother Project Runway features
It cuts the thread for you! It puts the needle down for you! It lifts the needle out of the fabric for you!
My new Brother Project Runway Limited Edition PC-420 keyhole buttonholes!!!
It makes keyhole buttonholes and bartacks!!
My new Brother Project Runway Limited Edition PC-420 example stitches
It does a little touch of embroidery!! My favorite is the alligator.

I was impressed. Mom picked the machine out herself, reading amazon reviews to find the right one.  I played with it a lot on Christmas Day.

I'm really excited that it has so many features my current machine  (Baby Lock Companion 2150 circa 1994) does not have, like the bartack feature and keyhole buttonholes that are great for jeans.  I *love* the button for putting the needle into the fabric and the button for cutting the threads.  So great!

So here is my fleet of machines:
My fleet of sewing machines
My 2012 Brother, My 1994 Baby Lock,  and my hand-me-down serger circa mid-ninties.

I'm so excited to have two sewing machines for my next pair of jeans. One machine can be for sewing and the other can be for topstitching.

Also, my custom-made ham, seam roll and ham stand arrived the week before Christmas.
Ham & ham stand from Stitch Nerd
Ham and ham stand.
Seam roll from Stitch Nerd
Seam roll and ham stand
Here's what they look like on the side (half cotton and half wool):
Ham, seam roll and ham stand from Stitch Nerd
At least two of you recommended Stitch Nerd. I love my fabric choices--they are really fun!

I plan on writing a separate post about the ham and seam roll after I've used them for a few months.

Sadly my full length mirror in my sewing room met with a tragic end tonight.  It was a total accident.  I really loved that mirror as it was free, had a cool frame and made me look taller and thinner than I am.   RIP mirror! 

I have at least two more posts for you before Jan 1. Lots of end-of-year bonus material (pun!)

Be well!


  1. Congrats on getting a new sewing machine! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift from your parents. I'm sure you will give it a workout in 2013

  2. Great Christmas present! You'll have fun getting used to all the things it can do.

  3. Oooo nice!!

    Happy New Year with the new machine!

  4. How nice of your parents, such a thoughtful gift.

  5. Ahh. That's such a lovely and very thoughful gift from your parents.
    Sorry about the mirror though. It was a real find.
    Happy New Year too.

  6. Lucky you! And yes, highly reccommend Stitch Nerd for hams, etc.

  7. Make some wonderful things with that new sewing machine. What a great gift! Your ham and seamroll will get a lot of use, too. Happy New Year!

  8. What a beautiful machine!! I know you will put it to good use!

  9. hi, where can I get a manual for the baby lock companion 2150

  10. I got the same baby lock that you have pictured above, as a hand-me-down without a manual, I can't get the buttonhole function/foot to work properly...any tips/help...?


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