I have a couple of sewing machines already but they're really unsuitable for craft purposes. Yes, I've looked at the pinned topic. I need a work horse of a sewing machine.
I need something that can handle heavy material and also can accomodate a good amount of space between the needle and the machine so I can actually fit thick cloth in there. I'm not advanced at sewing, so I don't need a lot of fancy stuff, but I need good, strong stitching capabilities. Not a huge variety of stitches though.
An example of what I want to make would by nylon webbing dog harnesses, leashes and collars. So nylon folded on it's self and sewn with carpet thread for durability. Maybe some leather, I dunno.
The other limiting factor is that I'm really broke and can't afford anything very pricey. I know in most cases, you get what you pay for but maybe there's something out there that breaks this general rule?