They no longer make Kenmore's. You can get a less expensive machine, just be careful. Sometimes the cheaper machines are frustrating to use and make the sewer think they can't sew. Used machines can be a good deal, but always take some fabric with you and ask to test it. A servicing costs an average of $95...plus parts. If the machine is more than 10 years old the parts can already be obsolete. (This doesn't mean it's a bad way to go, just be careful.
I had several great little Janome machines for teaching kids classes. They aren't quite Vikings, but I like them better than the Singers and Brothers. This being said, I haven't sewn on every Singer and Brother machine. But they do have some nice entry level machines under $200. The big thing I would do is test drive them! Do not buy any machine that doesn't have a manual, although many are available online, many aren't, and it's very necessary. Also make sure that you KNOW cont
at 8:41 PM on Oct. 10, 2013