(Closed) Best sewing machine for beginners?

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I started a thread with a similar question a couple of weeks ago and got some good answers!

I ended up getting a Brother 6000i. I haven’t actually gotten a chance to play with it yet because it arrived just before we left for a trip, and I just got home the other day and haven’t had an opportunity to unpack it. But everything I’ve heard about it has been really favorable.

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have a Kenmore sewing machine and I love it. I purchased it in 2010, and I’m sad to say that I don’t think they’re available anymore! (At least that’s what a couple google-searches has led me to believe…) I thought Kenmore models were great for beginners because they weren’t too pricey, their directions were easy to understand, and one model had a speed-control feauture so beginners could go slowly even if they hadn’t mastered foot-pedal control. 

 

Brother also has a good reputation as a brand. The saying I heard a couple times when I was shopping for my machine was, “it’s not your mother’s Singer,” which basically means that the singers on the market today are inferior to the Singers of the 70s/80s. 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I taught myself to sew a year and a half ago using the Brother CS6000i. I LOVE it. It was super easy to learn how to use on my own (I never took a class), and it’s totally grown with me. I do a lot of sewing now and have made a queen sized quilt and lots of clothing with it. It comes with some nice attachments, has a lot of stitch options, and is very easy to thread, which I’ve come to learn is not always the case with machines. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@LemonJack:  Awesome, so glad to hear that, since that’s the model I bought!

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