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Old 02-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #11
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I have my mom's kenmore from the mid to late 70s and that thing sews anything. It only does 4 stitches but it does them well. I am currently borrowing a Bernina Bernette serger and that is awesome. Embroidery is awesome but I would rather have a serger and an overlock machine.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:09 PM   #13
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I have my mom's kenmore from the mid to late 70s and that thing sews anything. It only does 4 stitches but it does them well. I am currently borrowing a Bernina Bernette serger and that is awesome. Embroidery is awesome but I would rather have a serger and an overlock machine.
I agree. I really thought that I would use my embroidery machine MUCH more often than what I do (aside from embroidery my cloth pads).
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Do you think it's worth looking on eBay if they have videos of them sewing? Around here antiquing is huge and any sewing machine that's older than 1990 instantly has a $400 price tag

I was looking for rusted cast iron pans last month to referbish and they were all more than new in the store. Ugh
Singer 301, 401 and the rocketeers are all very popular. As well as the Bernina records and lady kenmores. I have a singer 221 and 15-91 and adore both, but they are only straight stitch machines.
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Singer 301, 401 and the rocketeers are all very popular. As well as the Bernina records and lady kenmores. I have a singer 221 and 15-91 and adore both, but they are only straight stitch machines.
The 401's and Rocketeer's look great! I definitely love all the stitch options. Anyone have any personal experience with either one?
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Are you looking for new or used? If new, check out the Janome Magnolia 7330. I just bought one for $399 and I love love love it! I went into the dealer looking for a different machine but they suggested this one because I told them I like to sew diapers so she said it will handle the very thick layers with no problem. My favorite thing about it is that it is jam proof, and believe me, if it was going to jam I would have gotten it to jam by now lol.
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Are you looking for new or used? If new, check out the Janome Magnolia 7330. I just bought one for $399 and I love love love it! I went into the dealer looking for a different machine but they suggested this one because I told them I like to sew diapers so she said it will handle the very thick layers with no problem. My favorite thing about it is that it is jam proof, and believe me, if it was going to jam I would have gotten it to jam by now lol.
Either or. I like old machines since they're mechanical and dh likes then too but if a new one catches my eye I'm open.
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I have a computerized bernina that does embroidery too.....if I need to have it my dream vintage mechanical is a bernina record....800-900 series....followed closely by the Singer rocketeer/ slantomatics.
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On a machine or machines... What would you get and why? My vintage green girl has a short in her foot and a few other problems. I've been wanting another machine with different stitch options that can sew through a good bit of thickness such as wool. I'm not too sure but some limited embroidery would be pretty cool too.

I'm just confused in genereal because on the other hand I'd love a serger too. Lol I want them all!
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Are you looking for new or used? If new, check out the Janome Magnolia 7330. I just bought one for $399 and I love love love it! I went into the dealer looking for a different machine but they suggested this one because I told them I like to sew diapers so she said it will handle the very thick layers with no problem. My favorite thing about it is that it is jam proof, and believe me, if it was going to jam I would have gotten it to jam by now lol.
I just got one of these last week and so far I love it! I made a diaper bag this weekend and was sewing through some layers of thick material and had no issues! Reviews were all been really good when I was researching.
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