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honeychild1212
« on: November 20, 2007 01:06:12 PM »

I just got paid and I've been wanting to buy a sewing machine for recons and other clothing projects, come to find out, I don't know how to look for one. Can you help me find an adequate, inexpensive sewing machine?? (I'd be buying it online so searching amazon.com would be a good idea)
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007 06:16:49 PM »

Buying a sewing machine is like buying a car- sure you can look at all the stats on-line but you won't know if you like it till you get behind the wheel.

So, first, go to anyplace that sells sewing machines & start shopping by sitting down & sewing on them. Try them all! don't skip one just because it isn't in your budget, giving yourself a basis for comparison is good. Go anywhere you can test out a machine & try them all.
If there's classes in sewing somewhere pop by & ask people if you can sew a seam or two on their machine because you are shopping around. This is also good because it will head you in the right direction for local service & repairs.

Then, after you've narrowed it down to a couple brands & styles, start shopping online. You just might find that Mercedes... er, Bernina you lusted after on sale at a price you can afford.
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honeychild1212
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007 06:56:11 PM »

By the way, I bought myself one today (Black Friday) and I lOVE IT! Cheesy


Thanx for your help. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007 04:34:39 PM »

By the way, I bought myself one today (Black Friday) and I lOVE IT! Cheesy


Thanx for your help. Smiley

What did you end up choosing?  I'm thinking of buying a new machine, my cheapo Singer isn't agreeing with me and I inherited a workhorse Babylock serger so my Christmas list just vanished...
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