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Old 08-18-2011, 08:50 AM
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About 2 weeks ago, someone mentioned a White sewing machine suitable for young girls. I would appreciate if that would be repeated.
Our 2 oldest grand daughters love to use my Featherweight. I am reluctant to let them sew on it, as too many things can get out of adjustment.
Thanks in advance to who ever posted that about the White s.machine for young [email protected]
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:24 AM
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From what I've heard, many of the older Singers are relatively hard to mess up.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:35 AM
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I don't know about the White machine, but- I have an old singer and I've *never* had a problem with it. We bought our daughter (9) a beginner level Brother that she just started using yesterday. Seems very simple to use. She's only used it for several hours so far, but she's been doing great with it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:40 AM
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the older the easier to use...easy to control, good pressure so not a lot of sliding around
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:41 AM
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I bought a White 1099 (circa 1982) on ebay for about $80.00 bucks, including shipping. It's a cheap mechanical that would be a great first sewing machine.
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Most any older mechanical machines are great for kids :D:D:D
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:14 PM
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I know how you feel about your Featherweight! I also know it is a very forgiving machine. But I'm also reluctant to let youngsters near it since they often have a tendency to want to turn all the knobs (like tension, presser bar pressure, etc). At least they can't change the type of stitch like on the multi-stitch modern machines!

I'm thinking of letting them use the treadle I recently acquired as soon as I get the belt taken care of.
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