I have a really, really awesome giveaway today…just so you know.
But, let me start from the beginning. A couple of years ago, I was upholstering a channel back chair and I found the end of my rope with my $150 run-of-the-mill sewing machine. Don’t get me wrong. That inexpensive machine has served me so well (and it still does), but I was just asking too much of it and it was starting to choke on 6 to 8 layers of hemp grain sack fabric. Understandably. So, I started shopping for a proper machine for upholstery.
If you’ve ever looked around for one of those, you know that it’s pretty overwhelming. Most of the upholstery machines I came across were over $1000 and were HUGE! It would definitely not be mobile or easy to camouflage in a room, which was important to me, since it would be in my house and I often worked on sewing projects in the dining room.
I came across Sailrite Ultrafeed Portable sewing machines as I was searching and I was immediately drawn to the fact that they weren’t huge and they were portable. I read up on reviews and also learned that Sailrite has great video tutorials, support and customer service (which I have taken advantage of), so I felt a bit easier about the investment. It was around $600 for the machine I chose (the Ultrafeed LS-1 Basic.)
I’ve used that upholstery machine ever since, for all of my heavy-duty sewing – slipcovers, upholstery, pillows, curtains…
It has been an amazing machine to work on. It goes through pleats, ruffles and multiple layers without a problem. It’s a bit more complicated to thread than my other machine, so that’s taken a bit of getting used to, but it comes with an instruction book that I keep handy in case I forget which way the thread needs to go.
Now, I bought my machine, but since then, Sailrite expressed an interest in working with me and they asked if I thought my readers would be interested in winning one of their machines in a giveaway. Um. Heck yes they would! (I answered for you, if that’s okay.)
So, they are offering up the Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1 Plus, a $799.00 value.
This is a huge prize, so I know you’ll want to enter. Here’s how…
1.) Just leave a comment on this post. Make sure you enter your e-mail address, so we can notify you if you’re the winner.
2.) Visit the new Sailrite Home Decor Fabric page, browse around and leave a comment here letting me know a favorite print you would like to work with, hopefully with your new Sailrite! (They have some really beautiful fabrics. Here are a few I like…)
3.) Sign up to receive their new 2015 Home Catalog HERE and leave one last comment letting me know you’ve done so. The catalog has over 200 pages of all of the their home decor fabrics and notions.
That’s three chances to win.
The giveaway will close Thursday, April 23, 2015, at midnight PST and a winner will be randomly chosen and announced by Monday, April 27, 2015. You must be over the age of 18 and in the US to be eligible to win.
Good luck, everyone. This really is a wonderful sewing machine for upholstery and other heavy duty sewing, so I hope it goes to someone ready to put it to good use!
Disclosure: I was so excited about offering one of these machines to my readers that I offered to host this giveaway for free. Sailrite has recently become a sidebar sponsor of my blog, but I bought a sewing machine from them and wrote a review long before that relationship was established. All opinions and words are my own.
Before I sign off for the night, here is a preview of a couple of pieces I worked on in the studio today…