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yogamama28 10-06-2012 09:17 PM

Sewing machine recommendation?
I really would like a sewing machine for Christmas and need some recommendations. It needs to be ~$300 or below. I can mend clothes by hand but have never used a sewing machine. I'd like to use it to make curtains, fleece pants for dd, and eventually some diapers. Any recommendations?

marisolstice 10-06-2012 09:43 PM

Re: Sewing machine recommendation?
I've been loving my Brother CP7500 for about a year now. It was around $170 and is so easy to use (I'm a beginner). The walking foot makes sewing jersey really easy, and it can handle thick wool and prefolds. The embroidery stitches are fun. And the manual is like a sewing lesson.

cmaniezzz 10-07-2012 12:23 PM

Re: Sewing machine recommendation?
It's $160 on Amazon :)
Is hard to do the bobbin? The only thing stop me from sewing is doing the bobbin, it's too overwhelming

misskira 10-07-2012 03:13 PM

Re: Sewing machine recommendation?
If you want computerized I would get this:

It's the same as a janome dc1050 but only sold at Hancock.

This is a good mechanical:

Or this mechanical:

abunchoflemons 10-07-2012 03:23 PM

Re: Sewing machine recommendation?
I was going say it depends if u want mechanical or computerized & how many things u want to do & if u want new or used. I have seen on craigslist free to pretty cheap ones in or with the tables but they are older. I think I have old kenmore but my mom just bought new singer something & loves.

yogamama28 10-07-2012 09:24 PM

Is a serger always a seperate machine?

smores 10-07-2012 09:47 PM

Re: Sewing machine recommendation?
Some machines can do an overlock stitch but it's way easier to have a serger.

I recommend, if you want to do serging, buying a nice but not top of your budget model, and then saving up for the serger while you start learning your machine. :) The Brother recommended above looks nice, I have another Brother model that I love! And if you sew jersey or make quilts, the walking foot is an awesome thing to have! Love mine!

yogamama28 10-10-2012 11:28 AM

I'm thinking I might go with a singer 7258. Looks like a great machine.

sleepydaisy 10-10-2012 06:05 PM

Re: Sewing machine recommendation?
Singer's make pretty good machines.

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