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Old 10-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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Re: Sewing machine recommendation?

It's $160 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
Is hard to do the bobbin? The only thing stop me from sewing is doing the bobbin, it's too overwhelming
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Re: Sewing machine recommendation?

If you want computerized I would get this:
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Janome...ign=8050Janome

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

This is a good mechanical:
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Janome...ign=8050Janome

Or this mechanical:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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Is a serger always a seperate machine?
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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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!
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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I'm thinking I might go with a singer 7258. Looks like a great machine.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #9
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Singer's make pretty good machines.
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