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Fledgling
« on: June 20, 2009 12:39:43 PM »

My full-sized machine is in storage. I don't know how long it will be before I'm reunited with it, LOL! I'm looking for a small, inexpensive sewing machine that is nice enough for basic sewing (easy dolls, etc.) and does not have a ton of lead - seriously, I saw one for sale that said "WARNING:Lead in Wire Parts. Wash Hands After Use." That's certainly chilling! Shocked

Can anyone recommend a nice model of machine and where to go to buy one?

Thanks for any advice you can offer. Kiss
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soorawn
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009 04:08:45 AM »

I have yet to see a mini sewing machine that is worth the box it comes wrapped in.  You might be better off with an inexpensive basic normal one - at least it will sew.  And it won't be more expensive than a mini one.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009 04:40:25 AM »

I have to agree with soorawn on this one.  Super cheap new machines often live up to their name - cheap.

I don't believe that you have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to get a usable machine, but when you buy a new machine with a msrp of $20 to $50 or so,  you generally get what you pay for. 

Check out your local dealers, they often have serviced used machines in stock that are a good value. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009 12:22:13 PM »

Thank you both! Smiley
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