Military Significant Others and Spouse Support - MilitarySOS.com
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Sewing Machine

  1. Senior Member
    HereForHim's Avatar
    HereForHim is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    436
    Blog Entries
    1
    #1

    Sewing Machine

    Advertisements
    Strongly considering buying a sewing machine... Any tips or suggestions?
  2. Account Closed
    CinderellaHLN's Avatar
    CinderellaHLN is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Geographically Arkansas, but Carolina in my mind...
    Posts
    1,150
    #2
    No, but if you get one, please help me learn how to thread mine!
  3. Senior Member
    RetepDoc's Avatar
    RetepDoc is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    6,618
    #3
    I have had my Janome since I was 10 or 11...10 years later and it is still going great! I love it! My mom has a singer and hates it. But it really depends on what you want your machine to do. I would go to a craft or sewing store a test a few out
  4. Senior Member
    QB77's Avatar
    QB77 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    7,617
    #4
    Do you sew a lot?
  5. Senior Member
    HereForHim's Avatar
    HereForHim is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    436
    Blog Entries
    1
    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by QB77 View Post
    Do you sew a lot?

    Not at the moment - I'm just getting into the crafty side of me... haha. I want to have more of a hobby and I found some projects online I would love to try.
  6. You are here.
    Frybread's Avatar
    Frybread is offline
    You are here.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    23,977
    #6
    Wal Mart has the Brother ones, they are usually around 80-90 bucks. Singer or Brother has a "project runway" one that is nice. They both seem like nice starter machines. I have a heavy duty Singer, I know Joanns sells them at times for 149 bucks. I got that one so I could sew DH's tapes on his BDUs.

    I would also try craigslist or a local sewing machine repair shop if you want something cheaper, they tend to sell used ones. i think i saw a few at a local repair shop where i dropped mine off that were like between 50 to 60 bucks. I think some may warranty theirs for 30 days, i know that one and the one back home does.
  7. verabot89
    FruitPunch.'s Avatar
    FruitPunch. is offline
    verabot89
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    16,644
    #7


    I would like info on this as well. I can't figure them out, I've tried to use my grandmothers a million times and just end up with thread coming out of everywhere, and nothing sewn.

    Sigh.
    MrsJennyyy is mah wife



  8. You are here.
    Frybread's Avatar
    Frybread is offline
    You are here.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    23,977
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by ahl389 View Post


    I would like info on this as well. I can't figure them out, I've tried to use my grandmothers a million times and just end up with thread coming out of everywhere, and nothing sewn.

    Sigh.
    Quote Originally Posted by CinderellaHLN View Post
    No, but if you get one, please help me learn how to thread mine!
    have you guys got a manual for yours? I'm sure youtube and maybe some "DIY" sites can walk you through it. good luck
  9. Senior Member
    QB77's Avatar
    QB77 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    7,617
    #9
    Well my mom sewed on a Singer for about 30 years, no lie no exaggeration. She bought a few regular Singers since then and they weren't very good. HOWEVER the Singer she has now is an industrial machine and it sews like a dream! Its great for home and classroom use. I recommend it. It has a great book with excellent basic user friendly instructions.
  10. You are here.
    Frybread's Avatar
    Frybread is offline
    You are here.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    23,977
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by QB77 View Post
    Well my mom sewed on a Singer for about 30 years, no lie no exaggeration. She bought a few regular Singers since then and they weren't very good. HOWEVER the Singer she has now is an industrial machine and it sews like a dream! Its great for home and classroom use. I recommend it. It has a great book with excellent basic user friendly instructions.
    Is it grey and either hard plastic or metal?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •