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« on: May 21, 2008 08:54:22 PM »

Ok, for those of you who are taking the time out of your day to look at my post...
Thank you.

Now that Im done sucking up I need to know what the best sewing machine is when it
comes to sewing garments such as shirts, making sweaters, and sewing denim (possibly).
I used to use my grandma's desk sewing machine which worked really well until my dad
tried to zig-zag with a zipper foot.
So if you could let me know it would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008 06:07:47 AM »

Well first off there are a lot of posts about which machine should I buy so I'm not gonna go there other than to say - test the machine with the type of fabrics you will be using (all of them) & buy from a local shop not big box if you want help later on.

On to the main reason for posting - why do you need a new machine. I'd guess that zigzag with a zipper foot did a couple of things - 1-broke the needle and 2-messed up the timing. Obviously the first is a very simple fix - replace the needle. The second is a very easy fix for your local sewing machine repair person. I can not imagine that you could get a decent new machine for the same or less than that repair would cost. So before you buy new - check out that option.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008 06:12:08 AM »

And we succeeded in getting a Sewing Machine forum!! Yay! Scroll down the list Smiley

I agree completely with elijor (quite often actually), repair first before replacing. Untill the early 90's sewing machines were built to last, intended to be repaired, not replaced. If it's grandma's machine chances are it's a pretty good model Smiley
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