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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2007 09:45:36 AM »

I will start by saying hello.  I am new to this website so I will be brief.

Does anybody know anything about Kenmore sewing machines and their quality?  Thanks.    Huh

I don't know about the newer ones, but the old ones (circa 1970 or older) are kick-ass.  I've got two, and I love them both!

Making an effort to use proper English and not 'net slang makes me much more willing to respond to your post.
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2007 09:24:55 AM »

I looked at alot of machines before getting my Brother. I read alot of advice and reviews because I had read alot of bad things about their machines..

I had been using a pretty basic Toyota brand machine which has been mums. It had

3 step button hole
zig zag in two sizes
straight stitch in three sizes

I outgrew the machine with the things I was making, really. My boy used to complain about the noise late at night and how it kept him up, so decided to buy me a new one.

I went to two specialist machine shops. The chap in the first shop tried to sell me an over priced Janome which was basically exactly like the machine I already had but modern and quieter. The second shop didn't really have anything I really thought, "thats definately the one" about.

So we took a massive gamble and bought a Brother NX400 online, from ebay! I would normally NEVER buy something like this online but I did and I got extremely lucky.

I payed 250 for it as a new machine which was a little more than I wanted to spend but I saw it as an investment. I got a "free" huge jiffy bag full of sewing extras thrown in which included 5 of spools of thread, two pairs of quality fabric scissors, a packet of bobbins, 3 triangles of taylors chalk, 2 sets of pearl headed pins, tape measure, seam rippers, 5 packets of "organ" brand machine needles, standard needles, tracing wheel, pin cushion the list goes on.. Because I did buy it online I was able to get much more machine fore my money, I could have never of afforded this machine if I had tried to buy it from a shop and I probably wouldn't of found this model.

So how does it perform? I've had it 2 years and I love it, its a great machine and a pleasure to use. Also I can't see myself needing a new machine any time soon because there are things this one can't manage.

I've never ever had a problem with it. I've sewn through the heaviest fabrics including heavyweight fireproof upholstery. Also, really lightweight silky slippery fabrics are not a problem. When I do have a problem its normally always my fault. The manuals that come wtih it are really clear and easy to use which has actually proved to be really important.

One of the best things about it is the tension on it is really easy to adjust, I'm not afraid to fiddle with it for different projects like I was with my other machine, it also has automatic tension adjust. It comes with a ton of presser feet and different stitches. The only one thing I would say, it has an automatic thread cutter and if you try to sew with a cheap brand of cotton this wont work all the time.

I can't speak for other Brother machines but this one is a jewel.

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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2007 02:58:56 PM »

I absolutley adore my brother NX-450. It is a wonderful machine.

Do not buy a machine from wal-mart! Purchase a machine form an authorized dealer and sew on each of the machines. Make the best choice for you and your budget.


« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2007 08:02:51 AM »

I love my Brother PS3100.  I've had it for about 2 years and it sews through everything!

I've heard that the cheapie machines they sell at walmart are dumbed down versions and not very good, so go to an actual sewing machine store where they let  you try out the machine before you buy!

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« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2007 08:20:08 AM »

I have a brother LS-2125. I love it! I'm not a highly advanced sewer, I consider myself intermediate. I've had it two years and it still performs wonderfully.

I learned how to sew when I was really little on a retro little girls Singer from the 70's that was my sister's. I think it only had one stitch. Than after I was 10 I just hand sewed and when I was in high school I used the school's machines, which were Husqvarna's. I brought my Brother my first year of college from www.overstock.com, it was on sale for like 50% off and I knew I had to get it. Eventually I want an overlock machine then someday I will prob get a more advanced sewing machine.

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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2007 11:20:55 AM »

i have a brother nx650Q  i love it!!! i can sew through upholstry fabric it has over 450 stitches i love it!!!
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