What Model Kenmore Sewing Machine You Own/Owned?
Model 385. With 47 stitch functions and 24 built in stitches.
How you obtained the machine? (gift, bought new, etc)
Approximate age of the machine
Approximate price paid for this machine?
What type of sewing you did/do with this machine?
Make my own square dance outfits, household items, gifts, and some sewing for myself. Classic style clothing; mending and repairs for myself and sometimes for others. About half of what I sew besides square dance is fleece items.
For about 20 years in the mid 60s and 70s, and early 80s I made my own clothes, everything my daughter wore until age 12, many of my son's clothes, and some things for my husband.
What is your satisfaction level with this machine?
I am perfectly satisfied with this sewing machine. It has met every sewing need, including fancy decorative stitching. I bought all the attachments; greatly increasing items that many do by hand.
It is portable so it does not always stay in the sewing room.
- It is beyond basic and perfect for advanced sewing with many extra features the Singer I grew up with never had.