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jenna rose
« on: July 15, 2007 04:33:55 AM »

Hi, everyone! Smiley

I've never -ever- used a sewing machine and I don't even know how to sew.  I've been wanting to learn for a while and I have a long list of craft stuff I'd like to do but they require having a SM.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good beginner SM and one that is, preferably, on the inexpensive side??

I've browsed ebay before but I'm left feeling very  Huh

Thanks!!
~jenna
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TyraTooters
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007 08:42:37 PM »

Oh Jenna Rose...I feel your pain!  Huh
I, too, am looking for a beginger SM but would also like one that can carry me a few years as I learn more! Can't wait to hear the recomendatoins!
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gina-marie
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007 07:39:29 AM »

I just got a machine with an automatic tension setting because that's the problem i've had with sewing before.  sewing machines with that will cost more, but in my opinion its worth it.  You can get great little machines at wal mart that would work good for a beginner, just make sure to read the whole book.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007 07:45:02 AM »

I would say start with anything you can find that works well, at a decent price.  As a beginner you really don't need anything fancy,  it probably won't be worth the extra money to buy an expensive machine.

I say check with people you know who have machines, ask what kind they have or would recommend to you.  Maybe someone even has an old one sitting in an attic they'll let you have for a few bucks!
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007 07:13:27 PM »

I have been sewing for about nine months now . . . as a starter machine, I bought the Brother CS6000i.  I really like it -- it has many stitches, is incredibly easy to use, and was extremely affordable to see if I would enjoy the craft and want to stick with it as a hobby.  I am really pleased with the machine -- however, I have nothing else to compare it to.  The only complaint I have is that sometimes it has difficulty sewing through many layers.  When this happens, I just slow down -- it hasn't failed me yet.  Good luck with your decision!
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jessdell
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007 09:08:17 AM »

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4764724

I recommend this one. Not complicated, easy to use, and one of the cheapest i've found that works fairly well.
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Dampiera
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2007 05:59:30 AM »

I second the above Singer recommendation.  I have the 7462, which is the JoAnn's version, and I love it!  I had also never had a sewing machine before.
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Soulsista934
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007 11:01:14 AM »

WHat about this one? http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100351030

It seems great to me, I want to get it
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