Although my uni has open access to their industrial machines, nothing is more useful than working in the comfort of your own home and finishing off those last few seams. This sewing machine was much needed, especially for my major project next term and future ones to come, it also means I can finally get down to making my own garments and accessories that I've been longing to do, such as my collars which I blogged about a while back. I found this machine through a friend, it was relatively cheap considering all the features it comes with, I won't go into too much detail because it might bore you but you can find out all about it and purchase it here. The main features I was looking for were the buttonholer, various stitching modes for satin and stretch stitching and zig zag modes for tailoring, plus the amount of accessories it came with without the hassle of having to buy them separately (and would possibly cost more too). I'd also read reviews about how durable it is sewing heavy fabrics, so it will be perfect for my next project when I have to work with Tweeds.
I'm used to using Janome machines so there were a few features I wasn't aware of and I'll need to learn how to use them effectively, however this machine looks promising, and even if it disappoints me I have a 3 year guarantee which is awesome!