Sewing the path to my fantasy!

IMG_0570The time has come to domesticate myself just a bit more. You see, I personally think that I have just about aced every domestic category there is (cooking, cleaning, caring for others, etc). Ok ok…maybe not aced…But I do pride myself on being the best that I can be when it comes to being a Mother and Wife to my family. So back on track… So I’m about to add just one more stitch (pun intended) to my domesticated game…Sewing!

IMG_0557I first came across Sailrite years ago when I was trying to wrap my head around sailing full-time with a baby onboard…The trick was to figure out how to do it safely. I came across another blog known as Windtraveler. That little Momma has worked wonders in keeping her babies safe with her little Sailrite sewing monster. I dug deep into researching Sailrite and quickly learned that this is the absolutely perfect machine for us! Not only can I rig up a safe, operational, floating baby area, I will also need it for many other projects onboard such as repairing sails, reupholstering the settees, making covers, adding curtains and so on. I had no idea that I would be sewing so much as a new sailboat owner, nevertheless I am beyond excited to start stitching away! I have so many plans for our new little floating home!

 

 

IMG_0554I could have purchased the basic model and then ordered all the accessories when I came across more detailed projects or I could just get-r-done and order the whole dang shebang! I did just that and ended up with the mac-daddy of them all known as the Sailrite Ultrafeed® LSZ-1 PREMIUM Walking Foot Sewing Machine.

If you know us then you know that we are trying to leave all the stress and chaos at the dock so I’d like to have all the parts and accessories available now rather than be in need down the road…Or should I say down the water?

 

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Even though I can freehand stitch, I have never once in my life used a sewing machine, but thankfully my well-rounded husband was taught and thing or two on how to sew from his Grandma! He was able to show me the ropes on how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine! So there it is, my friends…I have this fascinating piece of machinery and absolutely no idea how to operate it yet! Haha! Luckily for us eager buyers, Sailrite provides their customers with a detailed guidebook that clarifies how to setup, use and maintain their products. Sailrite also accommodates you with many how-to videos from step-by-step directions on how to set your machine up all the way to making advanced items like a dodger for a sailboat!

 

IMG_0566I can’t believe that it has been two years since I decided to buy my Sailrite and now the beast that I eagerly awaited was outside my doorstep just waiting for my delicate hands to get a hold of. I asked my husband to bring it inside immediately and I anxiously waited as he unpacked my sewing future.

This machine truly holds the key to unlocking the dreams that I have for my baby boys room. You may be unaware of this, but I have been putting off my baby room for quite some time now due to our plans of sailing and I’ve been patiently waiting for the day that I get to start doing Rhys’ room.

So here’s to learning how to use my awesome new machine!

You can visit Sailrite’s amazing page by clicking here!

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  • Good luck with the new machine! There is a “sewing on boats” Facebook page that is great for tips/help/etc with sewing projectsReplyCancel

    • lazygeckos

      Thank you so much for the insight – as I need all the help, tips and advice that I can get! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you tune into see all the little, neat projects that I come up with…I would also love to hear your feedback on what you think!!! I checked out your blog and saw so much that I could gain knowledge from – Did you have a sewing background before all of those projects that you took on?ReplyCancel

  • Leonard Rodrigues

    We’ve had one for a few years and it is indispensable.ReplyCancel

    • lazygeckos

      I can understand that…COMPLETELY! That machine is the bomb! I am so excited to get to work with it – as I have so many little projects that I want to take on!!!ReplyCancel

  • Phil Christensen

    I am actually a marine fabricator, (upholstery guy). We bought a 44′ trawler last year. I purchased a Sailrite LS1 a few months back. It has been used, on the boat, for so much. Redid fly bridge Bimini tops when a storm ripped them, made a new aft deck enclosure and much more. Learn it and use it. You can also make $$ off it when you get good. Every marina has folks needing upholstery work. Great beer money.ReplyCancel

  • Ricky Wright

    I have both the LSZ-1 and the LARGER 111. The LSZ will pay for itself when you learn how to repair sails let alone the money to be made making covers, dingy chaps, etc, etc. I actually learned how to sew in the Marines as a parachute rigger and recently started my own marine canvas company. Good luck with your projects! And feel free to email any questions y’all have to me at rick@anchorandglobe.comReplyCancel

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