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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Enthusiasts

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    Wink Vintage Sewing Machine Enthusiasts

    Hey... all I'm sayin' is if you want an old fashioned marries modern sewing machine (Singer) you ought to see the day's special deal on HSN. It's awesome, even if to just look at. I, myself, have never seen one, but perhaps you all have.
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    Have seen the pictures...nice enough, I guess, but I'm not terribly impressed. I think for that kind of money I'd rather have a REAL featherweight, and it would actually be less money...and last longer!
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    Yes, if you do a search it's been discussed quite a bit here.

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    Looks very unique! I'm with Charlee I'll take a FW any day! They are the best.
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    How much is the price on that machine?
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    Here is the link to the FW, very cute but like others have said I rather have the original.

    http://www.hsn.com/todays-special_xh.aspx?ocm=todspc&cm_re=billboard-_-TS-_-SingerAnnivEditionSewingMachine_background

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    Just my opinion, but this "replica" made in Vietman sewing machine does nothing to "honor" the history of Singer as the ad says. In fact, it is insulting to me.

    I appreciate seeing the picture and description though -- I had heard about these, but not seen the specs before.

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    Did you notice Country of Origin? Whatever happened to " the good ole days and Made In The USA

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    If I can't have a magnet anywhere near a machine, don't want that machine anywhere near me. Always have a magnet or two around to catch straight pins I flick out of my work while sewing. So, if they are plastic or there is a chance of erasing all the data, guess they ain't for me. Cute little machine though. ELectronic challenged here, would never figure out all them buttons. Give it 50 years and it will be a collectors item.
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    The featherweight is so much cuter.

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    And will be around for another 50 years, will this new one? Probably not!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt-Till-U-Wilt View Post
    The featherweight is so much cuter.

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    This was really about the novelty that new meets old. That's all. I just happened to think it was cute.
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    I like the flower foot. Maybe I can find something like that for my machine hmmmm..... probably not lol
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    It does look pretty cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Have seen the pictures...nice enough, I guess, but I'm not terribly impressed. I think for that kind of money I'd rather have a REAL featherweight, and it would actually be less money...and last longer!
    I absolutely agree. When you want a machine that sews a beautiful straight stitch, go vintage. Think this new one looks weird as well. If they wanted to make a commemorative machine, why didn't they make it just like the vintage machines. No frills, metal parts, straight stitch, last forever. This new one won't be able to hold a candle to the vintage machines.

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    I think the lines of the new machine are nice, but I wouldn't have it if it was given to me. Plastic body, plastic gears, electronics that will eventually go out a lot faster than metal wears out! I think Singer isn't even trying to get to real vintage machine folks but capitalizing on the terminology and looks for those who aren't familiar with the true quality in the vintage machines. Like I said, cute but no way.

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    I DID like that red bag - almost wanted to order it just for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    Did you notice Country of Origin? Whatever happened to " the good ole days and Made In The USA

    You got me to thinking about made in the USA I hope I got these right...
    Janome--Japan...Japanease co.
    Juki--Japan, China
    Husqvarna Viking--Sweden
    Bernina--Switzerland
    Pfaff--Germany
    Brother actually has a facility in Tennessee
    Just a little FYI
    Singer 160th Anniversary, Singer Confidence QE, 1910 Singer Treadle, 1934 Black Singer Featherweight, 1964 White Singer Featherweight, Singer 401a, Singer Genie, Brother VX808, Brother CS 6000i, Bernina Virtuosa 153 QE, Domestic Rotary 153, Singer 1950 15K80, 1951 Singer 301

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    $499----and made in Vietnam-------------from another Quilting Board member in Puyallup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    Just my opinion, but this "replica" made in Vietman sewing machine does nothing to "honor" the history of Singer as the ad says. In fact, it is insulting to me.

    I appreciate seeing the picture and description though -- I had heard about these, but not seen the specs before.

    Dayle
    I am with you...this does NOTHING for me and is NOT an honor to the Singer Company..if anything it shows just how far down hill Singer has fallen!

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    wow..it makes a lot strange noises in this video...is it really that noisy?

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    I still think it is cute to look at but I already got one in the shop for repairs, 9 weeks still not back. Who needs that? I am tired of the stuff made today! I got a 100 yr old Singer that just works great!

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