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mei
« on: December 12, 2005 10:33:37 AM »

We don't have much space at home just yet cause we just shifted in but I'm already dying for a portable sewing machine for myself so it doesn't have to be professional (I'm a sewing machine noob, but my mom knows how to use it properly) or expensive. I found tons at ebay and look what else I found:

http://www.ebay.com.my/viItem?ItemId=8241313907#details

I can't help but be really suspicious. It starts at less than AU$1.00. I actually don't have a credit card but I have an account on paypal. Would you bid? Would you even want it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006 07:22:39 AM »

I bought something similar (not the same brand, but the same idea) off HSN a while back, and found it to be completely incompetant.  It was okay for small stitching, but the thread kept breaking and it was just too small to handle anything tougher than thin cotton...  it wasn't so good on the satin-type lining, either.

It really depends on what you're planning on using it for... I'm kinda crammed for space right now too, so my new (big) machine is still in a box, just waiting for an area.

Hope I helped!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2006 09:41:45 PM »

I bought a protable sewing machine a while back, until I could get the 'real thing'. It was a cheap off-brand machine, so I really didn't intend on it lasting long. My intensions were some what correct. When it would be kind enough to work for me, thread and fabric would constantly get jammed together creating a big mess.

I'm not trying to discourage you not to get it, because the one I had and the one there are not the same machine, and as that one might work quite well.

I agree with cloudbreakchick, it depends on what projects you intend on using it for.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006 09:50:23 PM »

mei, did you end up buying it? i would have thought that a portable sewing machine would be too light to sew most fabrics, because it really wouldn't be that sturdy? the ones in australia (on the infomertials) seem strong though, apparently sewing denim, suede, ect.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006 11:07:07 PM »

I'm really curious about these too! Seems too good to be true  Huh
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