As some of you may know I am selling up and become a digital nomad. I have left this a little late really as we jet off to our first location in 1 week. On the 5th June 2017, I and Cora are going to getting on a plane and going to Sofia, Bulgaria. We have looked at numerous ways to make money, save money and live the life we want to live. We have worked out roughly what we make a month and what we have to spend a day that includes food, accommodation and any other things we need to get. I recently purchased a Midi sewing machine to take with me.
We have been really seriously planning this trip since my birthday in January where we went to Gran Canaria for a few days and it gave us the idea and bug to go explore more and for longer periods of time. We worked out budgets, locations and everything you can think of. We discussed that our blogs were going to be one of the main income streams while we are away as that if what we really want to do full time. So much that to make my course work we invested £50 on a mini lightweight sewing machine. As you many know that quite a lot of my blog revolves around making things and writing tutorials and videos, this was then going to be much harder on the road.
So as crazy as it may sound to some, I am taking a small lightweight sewing machine travelling with me. I am sure somewhere along the way someone will find it amazing and others will think I am nuts but I am so excited to try it out. I decided that I wanted to take this blog with me and experience all different cultures, ways of life and different ways to be creative. I want to document what I learn, what I make and where is great to learn new crafts, find cheap fabrics and everything else in between.
The sewing machine I bought was £50 from HobbyCraft, it is called the midi sewing machine. I bought this particular one as it wasn’t expensive, so if it was to be damaged or lost it wasn’t a big loss of money. I also got it due to it being quite lightweight and small. There was a smaller option but unfortunately, it didn’t provide many functions and for the price, to me, it wasn’t worth getting.
The sewing machine includes:
There are many bonuses to this machine for me things such as the lightweight body, the compact and small dials and features and also the size. I am taking a rucksack and will need to be able to get my luggage into hand luggage so minimising the weight and size have been a massive bonus for me. I am really impressed with the sewing quality and have made 2-3 items using this machine and not had any trouble. I like that it is just a simple and basic sewing machine just in smaller form. Another great advantage is that the foot pedal and mains plug are both small and thin wires, these are great to store and light to carry around.
The downside to the machine are things such as the handle, the handle is a great feature to include especially as we move around but would have been better if it collapsed to be neater on the top.
Check out my video below on my unboxing and what I really think.
I even made a handy little bag to carry it around in to keep it from getting damaged. I plan to take out the needle, the foot, spool and spool case to stop anything from coming loose or getting lost in flight. I plan to take a small sewing kit with me in a small tin to keep safe. Here is my machine bag.
If you too are planning to travel with a sewing machine, check with your chosen airline before hand. It is still an uncommon thing to travel with hand luggage. Keep tuned in to see if I can get past security and to Sofia, Bulgaria with it. Fingers crossed and wish me luck!!