From scratch

Well, I´ve been so long procrastinating this moment that I barely remember when I exactly purchased my brand new sewing machine, but it happened some day last march. Having taken only a two-hour beginner class at Teté´s home), I just sit and looked at my Viking, eyes wide opened during long time, whereas playing around with the manual.  I guess I´m already in love with almost every sewing machine, and like to read reviews and experiences, as well as features in every model. If you are already wondering which one I chose:


Mi Vikinga

Ta da!!! a beautiful Viking-Emerald 118! Nice, isn´t it?

With one-step buttonhole, variable stitch width and length , needle up and down and so on. It doesn´t have any decorative stitch, but I can sew jersey and make invisible hems, as well as overcasting and zig zag stitch.

What can I do with this machine?

What can I do with this machine?

I´ve been reading a lot of blogs to get some inspiration, but I could have been doing so forever, as I´m an introvert and perfectionist one. Until the time has come that  I have realized that if I don´t step forward I will never be able to look back and say, oh yes I DID IT.  Blogging is also something I´m going to begin with at this very first post.

My name is Cristina, I´m spanish, but I will blog in english, for the sewing world is much bigger outside our borders :-). So, please, enjoy any spanglish, feel free to comment (and correct) wathever you feel like- and… let´s have fun!

PS: by the way, how did you begin to sew? was it an “inherited” hability? Which sewing machine did you buy for your begginings?

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10 Responses to From scratch

  1. sewbusylizzy says:

    I wish you much joy on your sewing journey!

  2. ana5059 says:

    Felicidades! eres una valiente escribiendo en inglés!

  3. I also read sewing blogs for quite awhile before I started and always thought “I wish I could do that”. Well, I finally opened the box and began to figure out how to use the machine I bought many months before, a 25 stitch mechanical Brother.

    Have fun learning the art of sewing, and don’t be afraid to make some mistakes.

  4. Congratulations. It was my first sewing machine I have bought after I moved to the Netherlands. I was having it for 6 years. It was wonderful machine – you will have a lot of pleasure with it. It is simple and it works! Success!

    • cristina says:

      Hello Red Point! I love the machine, it´s wonderful. I think it has all what I need, plus a little extra… The only issue I have is that I don´t know how to oil it, as there´s not such advice in the manual. How did you oil it and which oil did you use?( if you ever did) I want to treat her right 🙂

      • I had the same question after I bought it – the dealer answer was – no need – special Husqvarna technology. However it would be good to have yearly maintanance. SUCCESS! 🙂

  5. Sanne says:

    Hi Cristina, hope you enjoy your sewing adventures! I first learned to use a sewing machine in school (I was 13 or something like it), then used my mom’s when I needed to fix something or shorten pants and stuff but nothing bigger. My first self-bought sewing machine is a 15 year old, used Necchi Model 559 (I named her Franca, by the way – just to get some totally unnecessary info in this comment). I still have her and still love her! 🙂

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