I want to get my first sewing machine. The purposes of said machine will be to make myself and my children clothing, as well as making baby items (blankets, diaper bags, totes, etc). I need recommendations, please. I don't want to spend an outlandish amount, but I do need to be able to sew denim. Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:35 AM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by EvaSerenity at 12:57 AM on Feb. 2, 2010
I think the cheapest serger I've ever found was about $230 and they can go up over a thousand for all the fancy bells and whistles. My Mom and my sister both paid about 400 for theirs. Average, no frills sewing machine you should be able to find for just a little over 100 bucks....and they go from there. If you have no experience at all a good place for you might be a Sewing center (a store that only sells and repairs machine) Often times they offer beginning classes with a purchase or for a nominal fee. If found this link I thought you might like to read before you go looking.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:11 AM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by EvaSerenity at 1:25 AM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 2:50 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Been a sewing fan for 50 years; started when I was 6. Gone through severala machines. Best advice is to go to all the sewing machine stores with samples of the fabrics you want to use. Play on the machines that are in your budget. Stay away from plastic parts called cams. They break easy and are expensive to replace. Realize that denim and twills need heavier needles in the machine, size 16. Singers and Brothers from Wal-mart is NOT your best idea. Bernina has one for about $250, Janome has one for about $250. Paff and Viking are also good machines. Don't go computerized and pricey unless you are going to add a lot of fancy embroidery on your items. Sewing is a blast!
Answer by Cheryl-Ann at 3:57 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
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