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Maeveone
« on: November 20, 2011 01:22:27 AM »

http://adelaide.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for-Sale-other-stuff-for-sale-Baby-sewing-machine-W0QQAdIdZ329201610 What do you think of this miniature sewing machine? I am on a very strict budget right now, and I don't have much space, which is why I'm very tempted. I won't be doing really fancy sewing. What sort of thing might go wrong with a machine like this? Would it be a complete waste of money? Or would it be fine for my basic sewing craft projects, hemming, etc?
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011 11:18:48 AM »

I would recommend you keep looking.  Those kind of machines are pretty much worthless.  You would be better off checking at thrift stores or on Ebay for a good used machine.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011 06:02:32 PM »

I've heard good things about the Janome Sew Mini.

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/appliances/laundry/janome/sew-mini-compact-sewing-machine-w-2-stitches-24402.html

They run about $50. Some say you can get them at Joann's or Hancock's for less. I was looking into getting one but decided I wanted to sew more than i thought, so I bought a Brother 2500 for $75. I'm very happy with this purchase!
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katpac
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012 10:26:34 AM »

In my experience the little ones are more pain than they're worth.  They have a tendency to jump around and "walk" across the table (the entire machine actually moving and jumping is NOT fun AT ALL).  Try looking on Craigslist or freecycle.  I've also made friends with a bunch of goodwill and thrift store owner in the area that call or email me when something exciting comes in (yeah for vintage gowns and housewares to pillage for fabric!).  I got an antique singer this way.
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