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« on: May 16, 2007 12:49:08 PM »

I want to start sewing. Doing things by hand is fun but now its time for an upgrade. Any suggestions on a not so expensive but multifunctional sewing machine?
What do you sew with? Do you like it?

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007 01:45:07 PM »

to be honest, i dont think you need a big million stitch machine.. I have one and I only ever use straight stitch... you can pick them up cheap from thrift/charity shops, car boots, yard sales, even try freecycle you'll definately get one there and for FREEEEE (ps, this may only be in the UK... google it.. freecycle is the bomb)

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007 02:05:47 PM »

Two links which might be of help to you:



The second link has about a billion pages but there are lots of people asking for advice about buying a sewing machine.

Personally I have two machines - a 1961 Bernina 600 and a Husqvarna 1100 which is about 15 years old.  I love them both.  I did have a new Toyota 21 DES but was given the Bernina and liked it far more, and then I saw an ad for the Husq for really cheap and picked that up, so the Toyota is going on ebay.  Old machines are awesome.  You could try Craigslist (or Gumtree.com if you are in the UK).

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007 04:00:01 PM »

there are freecycles in the US, too. Smiley

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