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Old 02-03-2018, 01:02 PM
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When I was a 11, we had a house fire. My mom rescued her featherweight and the phone book. When the fire died out that's all we had EXCEPT kind neighbors.

Oh my, did she ever say why the phone book?
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:19 PM
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Check out Eversewn Sparrow machines. Excellent and all metal frame. The beginner model Sparrow 15 is under $200. They are excellent machines, the high end Sparrow 30 has all the newest features and is under $500.
Onebyone. Are these lightweight? Considering this for a class machine but has to be easy to pack? Tired of hauling my Bernina.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:07 PM
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The Eversewn Sparrow 30 is the machine I have looked at, I am thinking of buying a machine for classes. My LQS sells them, all metal and they told me they were developed by Phillip Ueltschj of the Berina family, these are quality machines starting around $150 for basic. The Sparrow 30 has needle up down, thread cutter, needle threaded and more for $400.
I love my Sparrow 30. It works very well and is lightweight. It also comes with it's own table. I use it as a class machine. They are made by Brewer, which is owned by Bernina. There is also a beginning quilting set available.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
I would not put any money into a "childs" machine. Usually they are chain stitch, which ravels easily. They are too easy to get out of time and therefore frustrate the young sewer. I was lucky, I have a toy machine but I was able to quickly move onto my mother's machine. The toy now decorates my sewing room.
The Hello Kitty machines are lockstitch machines made by Janome.

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Old 02-03-2018, 06:59 PM
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I think you are on the right track. A simple, inexpensive machine that will function well.
If she shows a GREAT interest, a better machine could be a great birthday gift.
Congratulations on teaching your young granddaughter to sew.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:25 PM
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I had the Brother cs 6000i, a really great machine, my granddaughter in her twenties also liked it so I gave it to her.
I did start off a younger granddaughter, about 8 yrs old at the time on it but she is a pedal to the metal girl so she had a problem, she was just too rough for it, more her fault than the machine's.
Then I tried her on the Janome Jem Silver (ASG Anniversary machine) same as the Janome Jem Gold, a perfect fit. The machine is simpler, study, very easy. She did well on it, still loves sewing & going to Stitch Camp with me (she is now almost 14). I can't recommend that super machine enough, love it. The Necchi Travel Mate is also the same machine, made by Janome, love that machine also.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:24 AM
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I bought my granddaughter a Hello Kitty Machine made by Janome. It is the same as a Janome Jem. There is a Hello Kitty 1/2 size machine and that is a toy. Easy to tell the difference. Her machine is still sewing great and it's 12 years old. I bought this one: https://www.janome.com/en/machines/s...6-hello-kitty/
The newer ones are now full size with more features.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Three Dog Night View Post
The Eversewn Sparrow 30 is the machine I have looked at, I am thinking of buying a machine for classes. My LQS sells them, all metal and they told me they were developed by Phillip Ueltschj of the Berina family, these are quality machines starting around $150 for basic. The Sparrow 30 has needle up down, thread cutter, needle threaded and more for $400.
I LOVE my Eversewn Sparrow. I take it to classes with me and it's light enough to carry but not all plastic. If you can't find them you can order them on Amazon. After I got mine, I think a dozen of my friends all have them too. We ALL love them. It also has the slow/fast adjustment. A few times I started having trouble with tension, only to find it wasn't really tension - I needed to clean my bobbin area. It went right back to being perfect.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I bought my granddaughter a Hello Kitty Machine made by Janome. It is the same as a Janome Jem. There is a Hello Kitty 1/2 size machine and that is a toy. Easy to tell the difference. Her machine is still sewing great and it's 12 years old. I bought this one: https://www.janome.com/en/machines/s...6-hello-kitty/
The newer ones are now full size with more features.
I also bought one of these. For the most part it was an easy beginning machine. My only problem was little ones push the foot pedal pretty fast - there is no adjustment for slow/fast.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:19 AM
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Just an idea: Yesterday, I bought a clearanced Brother CE1008 for $45 at Wal-Mart. I have 3 girls ages 14-5. None really have shown a great interest in sewing. I bought the Brother as a machine to get their feet wet. Really can't go wrong with $45. (Our chinese dinner costs just that same amount last night). I haven't taken it out of the box yet, so no reviews, but I also purchased a Brother as my main machine (it was my third sewing machine I bought myself) and I Loved it the Best of all. I also bought it from Wal-Mart and it has lasted me years and never a bother. If she decides to keep at it, you can always upgrade.
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