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Thread: The Quietest Sewing Machine

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    duplicate post. I am getting a lot of duplicates showing up lately. ??
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    Our quietest machine is a Singer 15 clone. It just hums.

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    I think the sound generating machine is the best idea. Had one for years for my husband. Wish I could have found something for me to cancel out his snoring! Now these machines come with many sounds, but be aware the sounds of the ocean or waterfall tend to send men with prostate issues to the bathroom!

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    My newer (plastic, computerized) Pfaff is much quieter than my vintage all-metal Kenmore, and both are kept well oiled. That's all I have for comparison. Never had any of the others mentioned.
    Thanks for posting this thread, though. I was wondering about this. I'll be taking a portable Kenmore on a trip and have been thinking it may be too noisy to use at odd hours with others sleeping nearby.

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    You learn something new every day...here is my new fact for today, a "white noise generator". Never heard of such a thing before. Who knew?
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    The only quiet machine I know of is one that is not being used.

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    I have a Pfaff 7550 that is not too quiet. For Christmas, I bought my daughter a Janome Sew Precise on eBay. When it came I tested it to be sure it was ok before I gave it to her. That little machine was alot more quiet than mine. Maybe
    because it was new, I am not sure but it was quiet. I was tempted to keep it but it doesn't have needle down/up. That was the only drawback.
    Why not check out machines at dealers and try them out. You could at least have the joy of shopping.

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    I've always said my Berninas just whisper. My hubby watches tv right in the area where I sew, and I've never had a complaint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
    You learn something new every day...here is my new fact for today, a "white noise generator". Never heard of such a thing before. Who knew?
    We used to have one in one of the offices I worked in. They are used to dampen other noise - like lots of people talking in an open office. You don't hear/notice them UNTIL they are turned off. I used to work IT Support and had to cover the late shift. The White Noise generator was turned off about 6:00PM and we worked until 7:00PM to cover the west coast. Of course by that time there were only two of us in the whole of the office so when the white noise was turned off it suddenly got "quiet". But we never noticed it UNTIL it was turned off.
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    Just have your husband put cotton in each ear or ear plugs of some kind, then he will not hear the machine and you will save by not buying another sewing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Putz View Post
    Good Morning,
    I am often awake much later in the evening than my hubby. However, the three sewing machines I have are noisy enough that the noise keeps hubby awake.

    I'm thinking of purchasing a new "Quiet" sewing machine, but have no idea where to begin. Could you please give me your "quiet" rating on your sewing machines? I don't want to spend a fortune - leaving my fortune for the Local Quilt Shops.

    Thanks in advance for your input.
    I have an old Elna air-electronic SU that I bought new in 1976. It is the quietest machine of the 7 machines I own.

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    My 201 & my FW. When I took my FW to a quilting retreat with 100 quilters, several remarked it was the quietest machine there. The other day I way using my Janome and husband came in to see why the sewing machine was so loud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhaess View Post
    I have an old Elna air-electronic SU that I bought new in 1976. It is the quietest machine of the 7 machines I own.
    I said the same thing above and I own 15 machines? My Elna wins the quiet award.

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    sometime noise is good. there is a lot of annoyances you can legitamately ignore. LOL
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    Hands down the quietest sewing machine I have ever owned is my new Juki 600. I am so in love with my Juki machine and one of the reasons is because it is so quiet. I have had lots of sewing machines in my 35+ years of sewing and this machine outshines them all.

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    I bought a Juki 2010 ,received it yesterday got it up and running today. very quiet. Much quieter than my designer 1.

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    My new Janome 12000 is the quietest machine I have ever owned and it should be at the price I paid.

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    I think most all machines run very quiet, as long as they are clean and oiled regularly, also new needles regularly. A dirty machine needing oil makes a lot of noise and then if you need a new needle that makes noise as well.
    Select a machine for its features in what kind of sewing you will be doing. Will this machine be used strictly for piecing? or would you like a machine with more versatility with embroidery capabilities? Then if you plan to do your own quilting that would send you in another direction as well. List what you need then what you would like then start pricing also computerized machines get very needy, and face it the more you sew the more often they go in for cleaning.
    Last edited by roserips; 03-03-2012 at 02:17 PM. Reason: spelling

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    [QUOTE=roserips;5028324]I think most all machines run very quiet, as long as they are clean and oiled regularly, also new needles regularly. A dirty machine needing oil makes a lot of noise and then if you need a new needle that makes noise as well.
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    As the owner of many machines I can tell you this isn't true. Some machines are louder than others. It's just the way it is.

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    Wouldn't earplugs be cheaper? I mean, if you really want a new machine then by all means get one but . . . . .
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned View Post
    First of all, have you checked that your machines are well oiled? My sister's was much, much quieter when I got her to oil it. Second, instead of buying a new machine, consider getting a 'white noise' generator for your husband. Until I moved my sewing room downstairs, I sewed in the room next to my parents since I had to be upstairs during the day to look after my Dad. My mom is a very light sleeper and the machine never bothered her once I got her a nature sounds generator. Here's a cheap one. This is the one I bought, but I don't recommend it because a lot of people apparently are unable to figure out how to use it (I bought it for parents 8 years ago).

    I agree heartily with the "white sound" machine. Years ago, when I worked nights as an RN at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, and lived just around the corner from the Emergency Room, I could sleep fine during the day as long as the air conditioner was running. But when fall came, I was out of luck. One of the other night nurses suggested a "white sound" machine (which is about all they did back then). LOL! I'm dating myself! Anyway, sure enough, I turned it on, and slept like a baby all day, despite the NYC noises outside my window. Now I'm so addicted to the darn thing that I have to have it to sleep. I turn it on, and it's like a sleeping pill. Off to sleep I go. My only alarm is the sound machine turning off, and I wake right up. I'm conditioned, like Pavlov's dogs! But it does work wonderfully at covering up extraneous sounds.

    Cheers!
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    I use a Brother HS-2000 & it's very quiet. I love it! Never bothers DH sleeping just 6 feet away. I get up at 1:00 & sew off & on until 8:00 when he gets up.
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    It is a toss up between two vintage machines; my Singer 301, and my Wards Signature. Both from the 50's.
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    I agree with those who suggest ear plugs.....years ago as a student I had to block out tv noises to study and my mother went out and bought *EAR STOPPLES* you mold them to your ear and it totally blocks all noise. Still use them all these years .....I find them on line or at Amazon.......its cheap and worth the try......Good luck and happy resolution to this problem

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    My singer 301 is quiet machine.

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