At the end of 2015, I’ve decided to buy another sewing machine after owning the Brother BM-3600 for 10 years. I’ve been thinking about getting another machine for the past 3 years or so. Because I travel between two cities during the week and spend parts of the week in each location, I wanted a machine in both places! Tell me I’m not the only one who crave this convenience (and more motivation + time to sew).
I decided on the Singer Heritage 8768 – I’m not going to lie, I’ve fallen for the black exterior and retro look. My grandma has a working, vintage, pedal-operated Singer with which my late mother had sewn herself a handful of garments. This Singer Heritage 8768 reminds me of that and this connection has a special place in my heart.
It’s also the first electronic sewing machine I’ve used (I know, I’m very technophobic). It’s still a basic machine I believe. It’s only got 20-odd stitches, and not many fancy functions. Which I do not need…I really only use the straight stitch. I SHOULD try the blind hem but I haven’t.
Things I like about the machine:
- 1-step buttonhole
- LED lighting
- Extra-wide sewing platform, which can be removed for narrow arm sewing
- One-touch button for different stitches
- Retro look
Things I’m less impressed with:
- It’s heavy (well, much heavier than my Brother machine)
- Seems to run less smoothly than my Brother? Maybe it’s the feed dogs?
- Shiny black exterior is a dust magnet! But I cover it and wipe it shiny every time after use. I just love touching it ok!
- …Hope I don’t find out more to add here.
I’m aiming to sew more with it, but as of the time of writing ( April 2016), I mainly use my Brother machine. It’s what I’m comfortable with at the moment. But I promise myself I’ll use my Singer more.
And the best thing is, I got it for 50% sale and additional 20% off! And it was Christmas ;) No more
excuses reasons needed!