Disclaimer: I received this sewing machine in exchange for a blog review. All the opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
I'm so lucky... look what arrived on my doorstep just before Christmas! A SINGER CONFIDENCE 7640 sewing machine. This machine is priced to be an entry level sewing machine for someone who is looking for lots of easy to use features and a ton of accessories. I was seriously amazed at everything you can get on this machine for under $200.
Anyway, I was so excited to see what it could do, that I got started right away. My first project was some baskets using home decor weight fabric with heavyweight stabilizer. Maybe I should have gone easy on her for her very first project, but baskets were next on my to-do list!
And the Singer Confidence 7640 did a beautiful job.. no problem at all with all those layers.
Next, I quilted my Friendship Mini Quilt (watch for the free pattern on Monday!). I am in LOVE with the walking foot that comes with this sewing machine. The openings in the foot are perfectly placed to help you quilt lines 1/4'' or 3/8'' apart. And it works nice and smooth like a walking foot should.
I finished sewing the binding on this mini quilt using the blind stitch foot and moving my sewing machine needle to the left (that's stitch #02).
Oh, and did I tell you that this sewing machine has 200 stitches (including 8 buttonholes and an alphabet)? There's this cool card that you can attach to the handle on top and see all of the stitches and which number they are.
Oh, and the other reason I took the picture above is because I was so happy when I could re-fill my bobbin thread without un-threading the needle. I simply attached the second spool pin and used another spool of thread to re-fill my bobbin. Yay! (I'm not sure if you're supposed to that, but it worked great, he he.)
And I know this is crazy, but a bunch of people have asked me about seam guides so I thought I'd show you how cool the Sew Easy foot is (it comes with the SINGER CONFIDENCE 7640). I set the seam allowance at 5/8'', and this foot practically sewed all by itself - with a perfect 5/8'' seam allowance, lol.
Here are all the sewing machine feet that come with the machine. You are totally going to use the clear open-toe foot when you sew all those embroidery stitches, and the zipper foot (which of course has lots of uses besides zippers, plus the walking foot, blind hem foot, buttonhole foot, and more.
You can see lots more about SINGER CONFIDENCE 7640 in the free Online Owner's Class on the SINGER YouTube channel. If anyone has any questions about the machine, leave them in the comments and I'll do my best to answer. As of this post, you can buy it on the SINGER website here and at Walmart.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.