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« on: October 17, 2008 10:17:48 AM »

those two machines are on sale at joanns this weekend- the confidence 7463 http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/singer-7463-sewing-machine.phpand the inspiration 4212 http://thesewingcenter.com/singer-inspiration-4212-p-5182.html. Does anyone use either of these machines?

im thinking of replacing mine, But i dont have a lot of cash to splash, so id like to stay within a $250 limit. Since they are on sale, all the better.

Now, i know singers aint what they used to be, but none of them are, so thats not so much what im interested in. Mostly im interested in these two particular machines, because they are the ones that are on sale.

If youve got one, would you recommend it to me? Would you tell me to give a miss? how come? How often do you get in a fight with it, versus how often youre on good terms?

« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008 06:58:23 AM »

If I absolutely had to choose between these 2 and nothing else, I'd probably go with the first one because it appears a bit more roomy under the arm. More room for my hand while sewing & cleaning, more room for fabric on bulky garments.

Of course if your budget is limited to $250 but your machine choice is anything you can get your hands on, I personally really like Janome, even their simple models that are in the same price range as these I think are better that the Singers.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008 08:48:37 AM »

I've heard bad things about modern inexpensive singers.  I would go vintage if you are looking for a good simple machine that won't break your budget.  If you can afford to spend a bit more, the higher end modern machines are a good bet.  Mine is a Brother.

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008 01:33:49 PM »

I know nothing about the two machines you mention but I would suggest going to your local sewing machine repair shop. For $250 you can find a good quality used machine that may be a few years old. People are always trading up and often times, as I was told by my repair guy, people don't pick up their machines. The abandoned machines can sometimes be had for just a little more than the repair cost.

« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010 07:42:44 AM »

If you're looking for an inexpensive machine, but you don't wanna sacrifice quality I'd go with a Necchi Sewing Machine http://sewingpartsonline.com/necchi-sewing-machines.aspx. They're quality built machines without the high price.

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