Welcome to Sewing Machine Month on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog! We’ll learn more about sewing machine components (feet, feet, feet, buttonholes, needles, etc.). We have a fantastic sewing machine cover tutorial, interviews, we’ll explore decorative stitches, we’ll talk about older (workhorse!) machines and much more. Today we’re kicking off a Sewing Machine Meme. Deirdre from Hampton, VA sent us an email awhile back with the idea for “machine interviews” when she found herself overwhelmed with the process of sewing machine research online. Deirdre’s email kicked off some Sewing Machine Month brainstorming! Thanks, Deirdre!

Tell us about your sewing machine! Answer any/all of these questions on your blog, then shoot us an email with the URL (beth@sewmamasew.com, please include the sewing machine name/brand in the email) or comment below with the post URL. Please don’t send us your answers, just your link to the answers on your site. We’ll keep a running list of Brand/Model “reviews” and we’ll publish the list at the end of Sewing Machine Month. We think this will be a great resource whether someone is searching for a first machine or looking to upgrade.

Edited to add: If you don’t have a blog, you can publish your answers in our Sewing Machine Meme thread in the forum! We can link to you from the list that way… You also don’t have to have a brand-new machine to answer the meme by any means! We want to learn about your machine, whether it’s been sewing strong longer than you’ve been alive or whether you just opened the box.

What brand and model do you have?

How long have you had it?

How much does that machine cost (approximately)?

What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)?

How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get?

Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name?

What features does your machine have that work well for you?

Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine?

Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it!

Would you recommend the machine to others? Why?

What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine?

Do you have a dream machine?

Join us for Sewing Machine Month! Enter to win this week’s prize package from our Sewing Machine Month sponsor: Husqvarna/Viking. Comment on any post this week for your chance to win the Embroidery Package (over $250 retail value), or you might win one of four $20 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew!.