Sewing Machine Unpacking | Meet My Destiny II

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Things are about to be busy this week! As mentioned last week, I am part of the Love of Sewing Challenge with Baby Lock and today is sewing machine unpacking day.

Join me on adventure during the Love of Sewing Challenge with Baby Lock. I'll be sharing great tips for machine embroidery and a free project.

To say that I was a little excited when that big olde Fed Ex truck arrived at my house would be an understatement. Becuase let’s face it, sometimes awesome things DO come in big packages! I could hardly contain my excitement and shared this quick snapshot of it being off loaded from the truck in my Instagram feed.


Now, if you are anything like me you’ll just want to dive in, rip the box open and start stitching but I knew better and had a feeling there would be tons of little parts to explore.  So, I waited a few days until the girls were back in school and the house was quiet.  Then it was go time.

While unpacking your new sewing machine is so exciting and at times it can also be overwhelming. Depending on the type of machine you purchased many of the parts may be new to you. So, it is best to spread the parts out and take your time during the sewing machine unpacking process. My Baby Lock Destiny II came tightly packed inside 3 different boxes and each one contains many little bits of goodness.

Even though the sewing machine unpacking process can be super exciting, it is best to keep these tips in mind. See just how fast the Destiny II set up is. During the unpacking process, it is best to keep these tips in mind.

Sewing Machine Unpacking Tips-


  • Keep the original boxes & packaging
  • Find a safe place to store all extra parts
  • Consider having it bound/hole punched

I know that keeping the boxes might seem strange but I can tell you from personal experience not only is this important but it can be a life saver! When family moved 600+ miles from New Jersey to North Carolina, I did not even blink an eye about packing up my sewing space. I knew that I had all of the original boxes tucked away in the attic and could just box my babies back up so that they could be safely transported during the journey.

Now, that my unpacking is done, it’s time to share a fun sneak peek and the project supply list.

Gather your sewing supplies and let's make some embroidered subway art in The Love of Sewing Challenge


  • 10″ square art canvas*
  • Fat quarter of fabric**
  • Embroidery thread (3 colors)
  • Stabilizer

*Purchased at my local craft store.
**Riley Blake Swiss Dot.

Gather your sewing supplies and let's make some embroidered subway art. Be sure to grab your supplies and then check back here later this week when I share my project tutorial featuring the embroidery fonts. I’ll walk you through the in’s and outs of turning standard fonts into a custom work of art.




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