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Thread: looking for a cheap machine

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    hello,, I am looking to buy if possible a embroidrey (SP<

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    Sew n vac has a Janome for 499.00
    http://www.sewvacdirect.com/embroidery.html

    One on Overstock.com for 313.00

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...CC8Q8wIwBzgA#p

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    I have seen lots on here talk about the Brother from Walmart, but I personally have not used it. I really like my Bernina, but you cannot take care of servicing it yourself, have to take it to a dealer everyyear for service, ect. That could be a real pain when you are living on an island.

    When are you expecting to head home? I know you are missing your kiddies.

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    I picked up the Brother SE350 at Walmart a while back for I think 185.00. It was on clearence, I saw alot of other ladies here got the same one. Its a nice machine.....
    If your not opposed to used, is there a dealer on the island that does trade ins? Good luck!

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    For learning, the cheapest machine is a Brother from Walmart. Now, be careful. There is not much "learning" to do. The machine does all the work and you just change the thread and watch it do all the work, so you outgrow it very quick and find yourself wishing you had gotten something bigger very quickly. The cheapest ones can only do designs smaller than 4 x 4 and there are so many designs available that are bigger than that! That is, if I read your post correctly and what you want is an embroidery machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    For learning, the cheapest machine is a Brother from Walmart. Now, be careful. There is not much "learning" to do. The machine does all the work and you just change the thread and watch it do all the work, so you outgrow it very quick and find yourself wishing you had gotten something bigger very quickly. The cheapest ones can only do designs smaller than 4 x 4 and there are so many designs available that are bigger than that! That is, if I read your post correctly and what you want is an embroidery machine.
    yes,, I have a simple brother sewing machine,,I will ahve to check out walmart for the se350,,,thanks!!1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    I have seen lots on here talk about the Brother from Walmart, but I personally have not used it. I really like my Bernina, but you cannot take care of servicing it yourself, have to take it to a dealer everyyear for service, ect. That could be a real pain when you are living on an island.

    When are you expecting to head home? I know you are missing your kiddies.
    I am leaving either tuesady or wed,,, I AM SO EXCITED!!!!

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    good luck, test drive them

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    Walmart now has a 400 Brother for 399. I want it so bad, but like someone said it only does 4 x 4 in.

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