Sewing Machine ?

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  1. BeesBella

    BeesBella Mama of 1 and expecting number 2 in July 2019

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  2. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    It's not one of the well known or loved brands (Singer, Brother) but looks brilliant for the price. Main thing is that there are a good range of stitches, it's quiet and you can extend the working area!
     
  3. welshwarriors

    welshwarriors Joseph & Charlotte's Mum

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    Ive got a singer which is fab...tescos had it on offer for £70 last yr.

    I would go to a sewing machine shop, sometimes they gt good preowned ones.
     
  4. Wannabe Mommy

    Wannabe Mommy Pregnant FTM

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    Check the classifieds in your local newspaper. Aslong as you know the brand you can get reviews online and just make sure you only buy one that has the box and manual with it.
     
  5. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    I'm not sure if you've bought one yet but I would personally advise a brand called Silver (some of their models are called by the brand Silver Viscount as well), although like most brands they do get their stuff made in China these days; they do thoroughly check every machine before they sell it to suppliers or you. They are a teeny British company; their machines are lovely to use but built like a tank; so even thick materials will not be any problem for these machines. I have tried every single well known brand of sewing machine at some point and my last one; a brother (which I have been told are identical to Singers and are made in the same factories) caused me real anxiety as the needle kept shattering and it just completely messed up. I saw these silver brand machines on one of the shopping channels and thought it was hype, but no it isn't. I made cushion covers for the first time ever yesterday; I have put zips in things before but all the other machines I have tried really struggle to sew zips; even with a fat chunky needle size so I was worried it would be the same. It took me three minutes to sew the zips in and I did it in one go, with no pre-basting it was really that easy. In some ways they are a bit more expensive than other machines comparing with the amount of stitches and features you get but IMHO better a sturdy sewing machine that does a few things well; than a flimsy one with loads of stitches that is just a nightmare to use and you can't even get all those stitches to work right (on my previous brother the tension just was never right on all the pretty stitches; so they were totally useless). I've been sewing for 10 years; so if you need any help, let me know. This company has the best prices on the Silver machines and I got mine from there.

    https://www.sewingmachinediscount.co.uk/sewing-machines/silver-viscount/62.htm

    xx
     
  6. MissCurly

    MissCurly Well-Known Member

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    hey summer rain, which machine/model would you recommend? im a beginner and looking into getting one.
     
  7. GeorgeyGal

    GeorgeyGal Well-Known Member

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    Ah Ive just posted a thread asking this exact question! will be checking it out.
     
  8. carbafe

    carbafe Well-Known Member

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    I was just about to post and ask about this too :) I was thinking of getting one for Christmas and don't want to spend too much but also there is no point getting a really cheap one if I plan to use it a lot !I am going to have a look at the silver ones.
     
  9. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    Oops sorry didn't see this thread again after I posted; mine is the Silver 2021, it doesn't have as many stitches as some but is a good all rounder, 1 step buttonholes, and it is completely foolproof-I've had mine 8 or 9 months now and sewn various types and thicknesses of fabric with it and its been a breeze xx
     

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