Post # 1
Does anyone sew? Do you have a good recommendation on a sewing machine? I don’t currently sew, but I’d love to start. I have all kinds of projects I want to do. I’d love to ask for one for Christmas (or just buy it for myself!), but I don’t even have a clue where to start. Anyone have a recommendation for something dependable and basic?
Post # 3
I have a Janome Jem Gold and it’s a good starting out sewing machine, but if I want to do more quilting, I think I’ll eventually get a better one that maybe has a longer arm to it and more stitching options. Bernina’s are always good, but can be pricey. I’d say if you’re starting out you can look around your area maybe on craigslist to see if anyone has one for sale. My mom has a sewing machine from the 70’s that she got for a wedding gift that still works amazingly well.
Post # 4
I have a Bernina from my grandmother that I LOOOOOOOVE! When she died, she gave explicit instructions to my aunt that I was to have it. Stay away from Singers. Buying a sewing machine should be something that you keep for years and pass along to children kind of thing (in my humble opinion). So if you want something dependable, go with something a little more pricey than what Wal-Mart sells. Look up reviews online. I agree with alli if price is an issue check eBay and craigslist. The last thing you want to do is buy a new sewing machine and it breaks. So quality is key. Also make sure when you do buy the machine there is a store/shop in the area that will fix it for you, if it does break. Some of the older models that’s hard to come by.