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Old 01-10-2013, 10:58 PM
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Those of you talented souls that sew, can you tell me what kind
of machine you use? Do you love it? And what is the price range?

I remember reading something here about "Brother" machines
being pretty affordable and good for beginners.

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I have a Brother, but have used a Singer. Either is a great machine for beginners
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Any specific model Holly? Would Walmart carry it you think?
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My bf just got a janome 7330. It was 400 on eBay. Currently waitin in the car for him to come home so we can try it out if its really good I'm planning on making it my next machine. I've always wanted,a janome some sewing machines are made out of plastic parts inside so it'll break down fast on u with constant use. The metal inner parts are built to last



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I have a Husqvarna Viking. This brand is suppose to be way better than a Singer. I think we bought it on sale for around $300.00. It's been a few years ago so I don't know what this brands prices are now. Another really good sewing machine is a Janome (I think that's the correct spelling). I was deciding between the two when I bought the Husqvarna.
One thing about the Singer machines is that they break down and don't work after a year or so. This happened to me with 2 of their machines plus a lot of people including people who sell sewing machines have said the same thing. So if you just want to buy one to learn on and then go on to a better machine I suppose you could go with Singer. But the Husqvarna, Janome and other machines are much better machines and are cheaper in the long run because you don't have to replace them.
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Most of the machines today are not built to last,
I'm partial to vintage machines myself, they just sew so nicely and require little to no maintenance (no messy computerized stuff)
I own a 1946 Singer Featherweight & a (just aquired) Necchi Supernova.

There are plenty of good deals on Craigslist.
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Personally, I don't like Singer. My favorite is Pfaff.

One of my DILs bought a brother machine from Walmart a few years back. I helped her pick it out. I used it and it seemed pretty nice. It was under $200.00.

I just bought a machine last year. I bought a Baby Lock - Grace. It's an entry level machine. I didn't buy a Pfaff because of finances! Oh well!

Whatever you buy, don't be afraid to buy one with a lot of functions. I did that with my first one and upgraded quickly. Today's machines do most of the work for you. I thought that I didn't need a "fancy" machine because I didn't know how to do a lot. But I soon realized that the more the machine does, the more I can do!

Knowing how to sew is a great asset!

There is a sewing forum called (I think) sewing pattern review. I have the info at work, I'll check it out tomorrow and let you know exactly what it is!

How exciting!
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Any specific model Holly? Would Walmart carry it you think?
I use an older Brother. Don't know the model, but I agree about Craigslist. I got my from my nana.


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