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« on: June 26, 2013 01:24:31 PM »

Sadly my Super Galaxie has finally decided to go to the sewing machine shop in the sky and therefore, I am in the market for a new sewing machine. I just want a sewing machine. the Super Galaxie was sewing and embroidery etc, it was a jack of all trades but a master of none unfortunately.

Anyway, I've found one I like the look of on amazon; basically I like it for its ability to cope with heavy duty work. HOWEVER, would like to know if it's possible to shirr with it, or what people think of it that have used one and sadly there's no reviews.

has anyone got a Necchi machine? especially a 559? what do you think of it?!

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013 10:44:00 AM »

Can a mod remove this please? I bought it after finding out you can shirr with it and it's a good machine.

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013 10:40:18 AM »

I'd like to leave it up, if you don't mind!  Someone else may come along with the same question, and you've already answered it!  I'm glad you like your new machine!

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013 02:32:23 AM »

ok well the one I bought in the UK is badged as a Frister & Rossman Panda 6; although it's a Necchi 409 i think underneath.

It's fairly heavy duty (I got through two layers of twill and two layers of heavyish cotton together yesterday), but it has a tendency to tighten the stop motion wheel to the point of not being able to release it to wind a bobbin. however, if you jam something under the needle clamp and do the motions to undo the stop motion wheel, it releases with no hassle. I'm planning on taking the SM wheel off the machine later on and using some SilverGrease to put round the screw thread I think. 

the foot pedal is a little too responsive for me yet, I'm having a hard time keeping up hahahaha. I'm having to do some back to basics straight line training to get myself used to the darned thing, but i finally managed to make the kitchen blind I've been putting off for a year.

it's a fabby machine Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013 02:11:01 PM »

I have a Necchi Lydia 3, and I absolutely love it. Unfortunately, it is out of commission at the moment.  Sad
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014 09:45:08 PM »

Those Lydia models were awesome! My mom had one forever. I used hers too for quite a few years!

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