Today I finally got the time to take out my new sewing machine, the Brother CE8080. It looks and has exactly the same features as the Brother CE8080 PRW Computerized Sewing Machine, the only difference I think is the name since I got this in Canada instead of in the US, where it is marketed differently. It features a LCD screen which displays your stitch number as well as the width and length of your stitches; a drop-in horizontal plastic bobbin; LED light; 8 button hole styles and a 6 point feed dog. Here are all the stitches that the machine can do, although I’m pretty sure I’ll only be using 2 or 3 of them at first. :-)
It comes, of course with the foot controller: And the other accessories are inside this front compartment: Like these: Here are the overcasting foot, blind stitch foot, and the monogramming foot: Several types of needles: Spool caps and buttonhole foot: Clockwise from left: Cleaning brush, seam ripper, extra spool pin, extra bobbins, disc shaped screwdriver, button fitting foot, and the zipper foot: Now I just need to find some time to devote to my first project, and figure out which of the pretty fabric I picked up I’m going to work on. I never realized how much fun it would be to look through all these bolts of fabric and dream up what I could make! Now I can relate to all the fabric stashes I see online. :-)
Here is an assortment of cotton from Cotton Depot in Mall of Asia. Cost per yard ranges from 160 to 200 pesos (4 to 5 USD per yard):
I also picked up some spandex from Expressions in Glorietta because I want to make my own belly bands following this great tutorial I found online. They were nice enough to let me have just half a yard of each when I explained what I wanted to do with it. :-)
After I deplete this stash I want to go back to Ilaya Street in Divisoria with my mother-in-law since everything is there and at a much cheaper price!
Next, I need to take out and organize all my sewing supplies and finally get cracking on that elusive first project but first it’s tinkering with the machine and going back to basics for me since I’ve never used a computerized sewing machine before. :-)