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Thread: Sewing Machine Question

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    Junior Member vanessa's Avatar
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    Thank you Lisa. That was a sweet post. I have about decided on a Brother machine for her. They seem to hold up a long time and for her first, I believe it would be sufficient. Not even considering the one from ALDI's any more. She will go off to college in about a year and a half. Wonder if she will take it with her? We shall see. I do love to sew with both of my daughters. They help me with my quilts and have helped make a quilt for each other.

    Vanessa

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    I would go to a sewing machine shop. Walmart have some Our Senior Center has bought 2 Brothers from Walmart and they have been very good. I believe the price was $149.00 God bless

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    Hi Lin , this is Annie . Thank you so much for this link ! I have an older Singer which has been making noise when sewing . Left a message and got a reply already ! Repair shop here charges a lot to repair . One price to look at it , then have to pay extra for the parts . You could buy a new machine at Walmart cheaper than having an old one repaired .

    THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

    Happy Quilting
    Annie

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    Right now Sears has Kenmore and Singer on sale..........They have a mini half size machine for 59 dollars reg 79 a good one to cart around. I was at our sears and they had some great reasonable price machines..remember it was walmart that gave buttercream a hard time with her brother :D
    We have Aldi here to in NY

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    Just a word from a newcomer...lol. I never sewed a day in my life on a machine until about a month and a half ago. Always wanted to just never had the nerve. Well I work at Wal-Mart and decided to take the plunge. They had several to pick from and I did go with one that was a little more expensive. I paid about $140 for mine but it is all computerized. It is a Brother CE-4000. I love it. It was simple to learn and has all the essentials plus it has 40 different stitches, the easy threader, and the lcd screen. I love it! It has made it easy to learn. Wal-Mart also carries a smaller one that was like 79 but runs $54 on sale alot as a rollback price. So I think the Brother would be a good one to learn on, it has been good for me. Also as long as you keep the receipt and box and parts you have 90 days to return. If she tires of it and all you could take it back. Not promoting a sale or anything for work.... :) , just giving my advice. Hope it helped.
    Toni

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    Hi Vanessa

    I've been sewing for 46 years now, and I don't know how many times over the years people have asked my advice about what sewing machines to get. I'll tell you what I told all of them....

    It's better to get a reconditioned machine of a good brand than to buy a new cheaper one...you'll end up getting something that just doesn't work well. I've known it to happen so many times.

    Learning to sew is not the easiest thing to try....why struggle with the learning process and also have to struggle with a junky machine...sewing is an importan skill. Make it as easy as possible and get a decent machine. A starting seamtress doesn't need fancy gadgetry..just a reliable machine. Hope this helps. Mary

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