Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Projects and my new friend!

Let me introduce you to my lovely TacSew blind stitch machine....
He makes completely invisible hems!!!!! I've even used a different color thread than what I was hemming and you can't see the tiny hem at all! Its amazing!
I've actually had this baby for about 2 months now. I used it on my skirt in the last post, Bald Mans slacks and blazer! Its crazy fast!
I admit to really wanting this machine after reading this article by the Sewing Divas..
How could you not want it after that! Plus I always hated the blind hem stitching a regular machine does....
I researched out what kind I wanted... and TacSew had the best reviews... and what do you know... the exact machine I wanted my machine dealer carried!!! YES!
Its not complicated to thread... not complicated to adjust... and if I did have any problems my machine dealer knows all about this machine.. so I would have help.
The hardest thing about it is getting used to how fast it is. Its much faster than my serger or my coverstitch... It reminds me of the super fast machines I used to run years and years ago in the sewing factory I worked at one summer.
I highly recommend this machine if your looking for a new friend to add to the sewing room!

Projects!!!! I finished alot this week! I made 4 shirts!!! Not complicated shirts... but still!

I really have a ton I've made I need to post... I'll get the Bald Man to do a 'photo shoot' soon. And I need pics of him in his blazer too!

Anyways... next projects...

WIP! This outfit is alittle wild... I made the skirt last year from a BWOF but never really liked anything I had to go with it... and didn't like any fabric I had for it...
This fabric was left over from a costume I made a client last year... I love it with the skirt!
The top is draped, no where near done and completely pinned right now!
Below here... a leather skirt is being refashioned into a simple purse...



Here.. some super cute Mickey Mouse fabric paired with a gorgeous marbled fabric.... all cut out and going to be a tote bag!

Crocheting is going pretty slow lately... not because I'm not crocheting... because the 2 projects I'm working out are spring tops and taking forever!!!



9 comments:

Jacqui said...

I would love a blind hemmer! Great job on getting all those projects done. The purse looks really cool - I can't wait to see it finished!

Faye Lewis said...

Lovely dress, I can't wait to see it on you! Blind hemmer machine, I didn't know such a thing existed! I've cut out my blouse pattern, and will be working on it today thanks to you!

Lory said...

That's the first time I see a machine like that, it looks cool. I also like the items you've been working on, especially that leather for a purse. Beautiful!

Hugs,
Lory

Sheila said...

I am staring with emerald eyest at your blind hem machine....

Looking forward to all your FOs.

Linda said...

Lucky you! I want a blind hemmer myself. That would complete my sewing arsenal of machines.

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Becky said...

I didn't know there was a machine just for blind-hemming either!

Rose said...

I'm jealous: of you blind hemmer machine and all the projects that you have completed!! I look forward to more photos.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.