Thursday, December 04, 2008

Rocketeer: preliminary report

Rocketeer #1 (code name Judy) arrived today! Beautifully packaged - actually there was enough of those staticy, get-everywhere little foam chips to make a small beanbag chair out of. And bubble wrap. DH is seriously happy.

I still have two more chapters to read in my book (due tomorrow - dratted schoolwork getting in the way of life!) before I can do the pictures thing and play with her as fully as I'd like but did test her out a little - really, how could I resist?

And, for the record, 12 layers of denim without slowing down. :) 16 (!!!) was a little much for it - every few stitches it would jam a little until coaxed along with the handwheel. The biggest problem, though, is that the stack of denim was so high the needle bar kept hitting the top. Seriously. That's the sort of stuff this machine can sew through without problems. Mental note- be extra careful about where I put fingers while sewing!


Anonymous said...

Lucky you! I love it. I myself have been on a casual search for a Singer 401A for several years now (my mom had one when I was growing up and sadly she got rid of it years ago before I realized it). I may have to ramp up my search. I have a perfectly good machine, just the nostalgia and durability factor are what appeal to me.


Michaela said...

Wow 12 layers of denim. That is great.

Rose said...

Congrats on your machine and even thinking about sewing 12 layers of denim!