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Sewing Machine

Postby Coor » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:34 pm

Ok, so I really want one. Problem is I know nothing about them, and I have only operated one maybe twice. Any suggestions on brands, or types?
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:50 pm

I think my Grandma has a Singer brand sewing machine, and it works pretty damn good... has an assload of different settings n "stitchtypes" (whatever the fuck that'd be called, i'm definitely not a professional sewer).... Which type of machine it is though is beyond me... I'm sure they have a decent, newer type ready to grab on the shelves at Wal-mart...
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Postby Silent Huntress » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:29 pm

Couple of things to think about.

First, what do you want to do with it? Simple straight stitch sewing or fancy embroidery? Do you want a serger or one with computer hookups? Once you decide on what you want a machine to do, go to...

budget. You can spend less than $150 and get a decent machine that does basic stitches or a couple thousand and get one that will do everything but the dishes. If you're like me, $$$ are the biggest consideration.

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Postby Francesca » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:08 am

If you don't have a machine at all and don't know anything about them it is probably best if you start with a regular sewing machine, and not a serger.

Secondly with a regular machine, it's probably more affordable to get a non-computerized one. That's what I have.

If you want a quality machine, I suggest going to sears and asking if they have had any machines that have been returned for sale that they will resale at a reduced price. Often what happens is that someone will come in and buy a machine, and not know how to adjust or change out the bobbin mechanisim, and return it. So they have their service department service it and the resell it at a reduced price.

I purchased a $500 machine for $300 about 5 years ago that way on the recommendation of a friend who had done the same thing. It was the highest end mechanical machine (non-computerized) that they had available. It works great to this day.
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Postby tbones » Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:37 pm

i bought a sewing machine when i was 12 for about $80 at walmart, its a brother machine. and 14 years later its still working. its a simple machine and it does the trick.
if you buy something inexpensive then you wont regret it if you decide sewing is not for you.
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:28 pm

tbones wrote:i bought a sewing machine when i was 12 for about $80 at walmart, its a brother machine. and 14 years later its still working. its a simple machine and it does the trick.
if you buy something inexpensive then you wont regret it if you decide sewing is not for you.


Yeah I think mine is a 100 dollar brother from walmart that my mom bought me. Not that I have ever really used it, but I'd say its what you should start with.

And now...to start sewing..lol.
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Postby Asher » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:55 pm

i need to sew some new curtains for my hearse..reckon i should try a sewing machine for that.
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Postby tbones » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:06 pm

Asher wrote:i need to sew some new curtains for my hearse..reckon i should try a sewing machine for that.


ya or your buddie tbone could do it for you :)
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Postby Asher » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:21 pm

:shock:

I'll cook you some tastey italian food!!
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Postby Coor » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:04 pm

Hardcoregirl wrote:
tbones wrote:i bought a sewing machine when i was 12 for about $80 at walmart, its a brother machine. and 14 years later its still working. its a simple machine and it does the trick.
if you buy something inexpensive then you wont regret it if you decide sewing is not for you.


Yeah I think mine is a 100 dollar brother from walmart that my mom bought me. Not that I have ever really used it, but I'd say its what you should start with.

And now...to start sewing..lol.


Yea, that's probably what I'll do. I haven't used one since I was quilting when I was younger...
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Postby gothic_spleen » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:06 pm

my mother, and my grandparents swear by singer
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:12 pm

gothic_spleen wrote:my mother, and my grandparents swear by singer


I'm sure that Singer is a great brand, but its expensive and I've noticed that you can only buy SINGER needles for them, not cheaper brands.

Oh wait, you are a christian and you AND asher are posting in my forum

TO THE GAS CHAMBER!!! Muhahahaha.

Ok, sick joke, just kidding guys, you know I think you are both nice peeps.
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Postby gothic_spleen » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:49 pm

Hardcoregirl wrote:
gothic_spleen wrote:my mother, and my grandparents swear by singer


I'm sure that Singer is a great brand, but its expensive and I've noticed that you can only buy SINGER needles for them, not cheaper brands.

Oh wait, you are a christian and you AND asher are posting in my forum

TO THE GAS CHAMBER!!! Muhahahaha.

Ok, sick joke, just kidding guys, you know I think you are both nice peeps.


i never said i was a christian, actually i am pagan, i WAS a christian at one time, but that is history, thanx, ill talk to my mom and see if she has any suggestions
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Postby karlaBOO » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:00 am

I got a super duper Brother machine just this past month. I am a novice considering I haven't sewn on a machine since college (that's right, 1992, BISHES). I LOVE THIS MACHINE. I can't stress that enough.

I looked up sewing machine review sites. They usually had links to where you could find the machines that were reviewed. I got this one due to the fact that there were few known issues with it, and many people said that they were able to start sewing on it immediately.

Check overstock.com . I got mine with $1 shipping, and I googled for a promo code, and got 10 % off.
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