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Thread: Sewing machine for grand-daughter??

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    That looks like a good one to take to sew alongs.

    I ment to say the little Ikea

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    Any low end brother will do, I have used low end brothers since I was a kid with no problem
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    Hancock's has the Janome Sew Mini on sale right now. Can't remember the price though.
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    I bought a Janome Harmony for my 5yo DGD upon the recommendation of my dealer. Also, the Brothers are good machines.

    Hancocks does have a good sale on machines right now. There have a couple around $99.00. Sad that we can't use a coupon though!

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    I would have to agree about not buying a toy one. I know lots of friends who purchase Janome's and are quite happy with them. If she is really interested in quilting, she could possibly use this machine for years. No use just buying junk. Besides the fact that the toy machines could probably cause much undo stress, since they are so cheap. Try looking online or even at Sam's Club. Someone told me they sell sewing machine there.

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    Thank you for all your suggestions....I think this is what I am going to do....I have a very basic Kenmore machine that is a couple of years old, but virtually brand new hiding in the sewing room...(one my husband uses on a rare occasion if he wants to mend something..not allowed to touch my Viking). It is just a straight/zig-zag machine but would be perfect for a beginner. I found her the CUTEST little sewing basket today at Joann's...filled it with some things and went through and put her some fabric together too. She is going to be "SEW" excited!!

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    Sounds like a sensible plan! Your granddaughter will be thrilled.
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    Amazon now has a really good sale on the Hello Kitty Janome, they have a few different models and they are good machines. I don't think you would find it for less than at Amazon. That is what I want to get my Granddaughter but since she is only 3 I'm not getting it this year
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    I can't tell you a brand for sure but I know if you buy at Sears they have a free orientation instruction one-on-one or a small group to teach you how to use your machine. You might want to consider that if you are purchasing for your granddaughter. How exciting!!

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    I can't tell you a brand for sure but I know if you buy at Sears they have a free orientation instruction one-on-one or a small group to teach you how to use your machine. You might want to consider that if you are purchasing for your granddaughter. How exciting!!

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