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Me, Myself & Mini Rex

4 months ago I was in panic attack trying to find perfect mini-sewing machine for my projects. Yes, after decades jumping around needles with barehands, I finally say “okay, I think I want a faster, easier, tidier sewing. hmm..”  So I ran for it. Why mini? while I already own an industrial machine plus one twenty years-old singer machine that my mom never thought of teaching me how-to (Er…no, this is not a curcol hihi), I cannot use them. Not that I haven’t try, but…yes, I haven’t try :p

Then my oh-so-crazy mind naively thought a hand operated mini-sewing machine won’t hurt my guts. Since I will only have to turn it on, run my fabrics to it and voila! Project is done :p. Not so true. But I will get to it later…

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image from The Mogus, my fav crafter 🙂

My first target was Krishome mini Sewing. At only 200k something I think it’s perfect for starter. But then again, I couldn’t find it everywhere, not even online. So a month after, I switch my mind to this machine based on a friend’s review in Urbanmama forum. Found it at Mutiara Craft for about 360k. A little expensive compared to Krishome and it didn’t come with adapter, so I have to buy it separately. But this one has double-stitch feature which Krishome does not employ.

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When my Mini Rex finally arrives, I’m a bit surprise by it’s size. It’s very small! smaller than I thought. But on the other hand, make it easier to carry. It’s also easy to grip, lightweight and pretty easy to operate. Since it doesn’t come with adapter, I had to use 4 AA batteries instead. After few messy trial, I try sewing real pouch using it. Using material like cotton, felt and faux leather. All is sewn well.

Though I said all is sewn well, when it comes to my machine-sewing skill….the result is…messy messy messy! I can’t run it straight and I have to re-arrange the fabrics over and over because I kept making the thread stuck hehe. Anyway, this machine is not bad…not over the top but just perfect for beginners like me 🙂 And I WILL learn how to sew straight. Get ready for mama rex’s invasion, fabrics! :p

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my first mecha-sewing attempt ^^


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