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« on: December 18, 2009 02:26:07 PM »

I am so excited to go play with this. I was at the Salvation Army store yesterday and saw it, tried it out, seemed to work fine. But noticed the spool holder was missing. Put it back. Went home and googled it, and saw someone elses looked like that too. Called them and they said it was gone, but I had a sneaky suspicion she did not check. Called again this morning from work and the girl said it was there and she could only hold it til noon. Ran straight home from work, switched the kids w/DH and ran out and got there in the nick of time.
Anyways here it is a Brother VX847, I wanted an older HEAVY DUTY machine and this thing weighs about 20lbs. I have a Singer Simple and a Singer serger so this is new to me. And I paid $12!

I cleaned it up and opened the case to find the spool thing in there (duh, didn't even look) plus it looks like a button hole foot thing, and 2 other needles including a twin needle which was even more sweet.

Now back to looking for a site to download the manual. Thanks for sharing with me!


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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009 05:44:57 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009 05:12:06 AM »

A functioning sewing machine for $12- how can you go wrong!

I would like to say that this machine was born past the prime era of all metal, heirloom quality machines.  It was probably made in Taiwan or China and certainly has plastic gears, camstack, tension assembly parts, etc..  I'm not knocking it in any way, just trying to share some tidbits of information about it.

Here's a free threading diagram that looks like it would work for it.


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