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Thread: What do you think? Singer Heavy Duty School Model Sewing Machines?

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    Thank you all for your help!! Like I said this is all new to me and now I can't wait to get started!! :D

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    Many years ago I purchased one of those machines. (Of course, without the serger features.) It is a very sturdy machine. I even used it to teach a class at a local fabric store. It does well on mending and hemming jeans. I have another machine with electronic features, but I still use the "school machine" for heavy duty sewing.

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    The old Singer machine that your mother etc...had were
    wonderful machines, the new ones don't measure up IMHO. I have Singer machines from the 20s-60s and they are wonderful; they have no plastic parts to wear out.
    I used to sell new Singers and they are loud and don't really like to sew anything heavier than 2 layers of quilt fabric. The new Vikings are great machines, even the low end Emerald line will sew circles around the current crop of Singer machines.
    Sharon W.
    Quote Originally Posted by Susan in Texas
    I would like to say that I do think that Singer has some great sewing machines on the market. I think I must do more research and try many machines before I purchase my next machine. I think these one day sales from 11 am to 3 pm may be selling over priced machines that aren't quite what the salesman says they are. My grandmother had a Singer, my mother had a Singer, and I won awards in school with a Singer....so basically I have no problem with Singer. :thumbup:

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    I agree. I would not buy one of the new Singers that are on the market today.

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    I see that these posts were from 2008, but sure helped me just now.

    A neighbor gave me an ad that appeared in the St. Petersburg Times about these machines on sale. I have been looking for a machine to leave here in FL and not tote my Viking back and forth. You saved me even going and looking at them. The ad was worded just as you quoted.

    Jean in MI/FL

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    I'm so glad I saw this post. I was thinking of getting one tomorrow. I think I'll wait.

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    wow I hope you find out some concrete advice.......welcome form Napa valley in California!
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    This same exact sale is being advertised for K-Mart in Delaware for 3/17/2013. Amazing that 5 years later they are still getting away with the same scam. $129 in this ad with teacher models for $199 & $299. Makes me want to print out this post and all the comments and pass it out to everyone that shows up!! Or better yet, picket in the parking lot, LOL! I can't stand rip-off artists!
    Laura

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI ~ probably wouldn't be a bad beginner machine.

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    A friend and I each bought one of the school Singer machines years ago at Hancocks several years ago. We both found them to be very cheaply made. Perhaps things have improved since them.

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    We had one donated to our sewing group. It is a cheap plastic machine, the serging cutter is for light weight material. The blade is very small. It is used by school kids learning to sew. We already had problems with it when the foot lifter snapped out of alignment. I can't wait for the next breakdown. Ha Ha I personaly would not pay $50.00 for it.

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