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Light Weight Sewing Machine?


I really can't give up having a sewing machine and the one I have weighs a ton, at least.  I do have one of the very cheap little ones by Singer but it is less than impressive.  I want something smaller, lightweight and it doesn't need to do that much but it needs to do a decent job when stitching so no one would hear me yelling  "You piece of junk, what is your problem?"  Any thoughts?



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Cathy,

I am not a cook, so I don't comment much about kitchens; I'm also not a seamstress, so I won't say much about sewing machines.  However, I'll get with Jo and visit with her on this as she has an embroidery machine, a serger, and a sewing machine.  Is there a price-point that you want a machine to cost?

Terry



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Diane researched this and found out the little ones were not the best quality. When they break or need adjustment, you throw them away so don't spend more than $100 for one. She found room for a full sized sewing machine that is great for quilting and she also makes some of her own blouses.

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Probably looking to spend around $200.00 for one. I hem and patch, sometimes make a simple garment, curtain or maybe place mats. The one I have really is heavy so much so that I can barely tote it downstairs so no matter what, it can't stay. I do have a serger also but could do without that. I sew more now but want to concentrate on my favorite, thread crochet. Anymore, my hands, arms, shoulders dictate what I will be doing and I have learned that trying to override the message they send me can have dire repercussions.

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I have a small machine that I carry with me.  It does the basics.  Sometimes if you are staying in a park, like where we are now, they have one in their craft room for people to use.  I think I got mine in WalMart and it does the job.



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Bought my wife a reconditioned Brother several years back, to use as a 'travel' machine. It's a full size machine, but since it's almost all plastic, it's very light weight. (She's got five others that are too heavy to take anywhere!) She's come to like it almost as much as her Bernina and says it's got some stitches the Bernina doesn't. She takes it to her American Sewing Guild meetings as well as whenever we're gone for more than a week.  It ran somewhere around $135.



-- Edited by waltben on Thursday 17th of October 2013 11:43:13 AM

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