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Topic: Best ropes for tying up my boyfriend? (Ok, it's another sewing machine question)  (Read 1095 times)
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« on: October 15, 2005 09:55:55 PM »

Having learned to sew on my great-grandma's Singer and then struggling to continue on my aunt's tempermental 70's machine, I'm ready for a new one of my own.  I'm not extremely experienced, but I do want something versatile that will keep its usefulness as I improve.  I'd also like something pretty sturdy, since I sew denim pretty often.  I've been poking around the internet, and these seem like good bets (and within my price range).  Anyone have any advice or opinions?  Are there any brands you reccomend?  What about  advantages of computer vs. electronic machines?  Thanks all!

Brother ES2000: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0007ZHEJ8/ref=pd_sbs_k_3/104-1811468-4772752?v=glance&s=kitchen

Brother CS 8150: http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?page=proframe&prod_id=1553032
Euro-Pro Denim & Silk: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008US2C/sr=1-60/qid=1129396762/ref=sr_1_60/104-1811468-4772752?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance

Euro Pro 9025: http://allbrands.com/products/abp02118.html#See%20Comments

Singer 7462: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp09526-0847.html


« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2005 09:51:28 PM »

Cotton rope is good because it is strong but also soft against the skin, but you have to sew the cut edges so it won't unravel. It's also washable. Cheesy


« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2005 01:54:37 PM »

I think the best thing for you to do is go to some sewing machine stores around you that sell those or not.  You should test drive your machine much like you test drive a car (I use my sewing machine more anyway).  Take in bits of fabric that you usually work with and see how it handles those things.  You can purchase from anywhere but you should know what you want before you buy.  It's best not to have unpleasant surprises after your check has been cashed. 

I personally would stay away from Singer.  The company is not the same as it was a zillion years ago.  I heard that the name was sold 3 times.  Who knows who they are now and I have heard a lot of complaints from people who have newish singer machines.  That's just my two cents.

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