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« on: May 17, 2011 07:37:41 AM »

Brand: Brother

Model: LS2125-i

Year: I got it refurbished in 2007

Cost: ~$50 (again, it was refurbished, purchased from a discount store)

How long have you had the machine?  About four years

Is it a basic sewing machine, serger, or embroidery machine?
  It's a super basic sewing machine.  It has ten built-in stitches.

What are your favorite features?  It doesn't have any real "features" that stand out, but I love its simplicity.  It takes virtually no effort to use once you learn how it works, and it's very easy to maintain.

What are some of the unique features it has?  It doesn't have any unique features, just the standard ones.  It does a straight stitch, several zig zag styles, buttonholes, and a few others.  It comes with a couple feet, the most useful being the zig zag foot and the zipper foot.

How well does it run?  For the cost, it runs way better than I had expected it to.  It can handle multiple layers of material or the most finicky chiffon.  The key, as with any machine, is to have the correct needle in.  It's not without faults, but most of the problems I've had have been due to human error or impatience.

Has it ever broken or needed maintenance you couldn't do yourself?  Actually one of my favorite things about this machine is that it took a nasty tumble in the back seat of my car (it was not secured in its box, just sort of set in, and it fell out) and I thought I was screwed.  I am fairly confident that any repairs to this machine would cost more than I paid for it.  However, I took it in, unscrewed the housing around the needle mechanism, which was pushed in, it popped back on its own, I cleaned it, re-screwed the piece, re-threaded it, and turned it out.  The light didn't work.  But it sewed!  I have pretty good eye-sight so I continued to use it without the light.  About 8 months later, I was  sewing one day and the light miraculously turned itself back on.  It's been about like new ever since.  The only problem I have is that my tension seems to be getting a little out of whack, but so far, it's nothing I can't deal with.

What are your least favorite features?  I wish it had a few extra bells and whistles every now and then.  It doesn't even have a thread cutter.  However, it's met every demand I've had in four years of learning how to sew, and sewing bags, purses, clothing, occasionally intricate costumes, and plushies, so I can't complain too loudly.

Would you recommend this machine to a friend?  I would and I have!  This is a great beginner machine for someone who just wants to sew for a hobby or do light work.  It's dependable and decently put together.  It would also be a terrific machine to teach on because it's not complicated at all.

Sewers are for ninja turtles--seamstresses are for sewing Wink

My wist!  http://www.wists.com/aislynn
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011 07:39:33 PM »

i have the same sewing machine, & don't have any problem,  for now... Cheesy
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