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Thread: Just not happy with this new singer

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    Junior Member sweetlummi's Avatar
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    Just not happy with this new singer

    I have to get a sewing machine. All the store around here have the same thing. So after looking on line in in 4 other shop I got a singer Brilliance. Sorry but this is not a singer I know. Cheaply made, The bobbien holder keep falling out. This food thing with a little bump drops the foot. I do not like it at all. Going to bring it back today. What machine is made good if you going to pay over $200 I would like it to last.

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    I only use straight stitch machines - three. I think you might be happier with a higher priced machine, with metal parts.
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    Junior Member sweetlummi's Avatar
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    I think the straight stitch is all I need . Do you know what machine have metal parts with out all the other stitch's in it really do not need a 70 stitch machien lol.

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    If you can, look for an older Singer. I have my mom's, and it's still making perfect stitches after 100 years.

    Janet

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    About ten years ago I bought a new Kenmore sewing machine for almost $400.00 from Sears and from the second day it gave me problems. After a week I had to take it in and they said I needed to replace the bobbin case. Then it gave me the same problems on and off for a month! I am not new to sewing I just knew this machine was not working right. I got so fed up I took it right back to Sears and insisted on a refund. The sales lady who sold it to me said it was a great machine and that she would buy it!! I said good "You can buy it". She was no help ...guess she didn't want to lose the sale. I did get my money back and then bought a Brother machine that I love and still use today!!

    I think once in awhile there is a "lemon" sewing machine out there like a car!
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    Sweet ... if you are only interested in straight stitch and want a bullet-proof machine that will stay together, I suggest you get one of the vintage Singers. There are many models available, you can usually pick them up for less than $100. Check your local Craigs List or the Goodwill site.
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    I would also suggest a vintage machine. I sew with a few ladies once a month and one of them has a machine that makes the most awful clacking sound..... I can hardly stand it. It's a newer machine but she loves it. I couldn't sew on it..... just doesn't have a smooth stitch and makes the most awful noises. You can find a machine that hums for you and stitches beautifully...... most of the older, all metal ones are great. Just be sure to sew on it first. You'll fall in love with the vintage machines.... I love mine.

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    You might want to check out a thrift store. A while ago, I went into Goodwill and I found a all metal sewing machine for $25.00. I went to a thrift store in another town and I found a lovely all metal Brother sewing machine with a cabinet and the accessories for $60.00. If you look around, you might find a gem for very little money. Good luck.

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    If you only want a straight stitch ... go vintage! I have a vintage machine .. it is one tough machine... and low mainteniance. All metal parts , make a huge difference. Check out your good will , but bring fabric scraps and thread to test drive. There are some excellent machines there for under $50.00. Also check your local sew and vac... they take trade in's and typically offer some warrenty.

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    Personally speaking, I wouldn't buy any kind of new Singer, but would definitely buy any Singer older than the 70's.

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