January 24, 2018 8:31 am at 8:31 am #1456035
I do not own a sewing machine. I have some things that I believe are worth sewing/mending. This would require the purchase of a sewing machine. I believe that it will still be more economical to purchase a sewing machine for this project than to pay someone else to do the sewing on their machine. I have used a sewing machine in the past, and I am not particularly good at it, but I believe my skills are sufficient for the types of sewing that I want to do. The difficulty lies in selecting a sewing machine to purchase. How can I tell which sewing machine is the most appropriate for my needs and the best value for the price?January 26, 2018 12:53 am at 12:53 am #1457443JosephParticipant
Is this practice for writing an essay for a college entrance examination?January 26, 2018 6:16 am at 6:16 am #1457470
No, I’m not that bad a writer when it comes to academics.January 26, 2018 7:38 am at 7:38 am #1457487
Until the last two and a half lines, I thought that I was about to solve a 5th grade algebra problem.January 26, 2018 7:39 am at 7:39 am #1457489
Can you buy a sewing machine from Costco? If you try it out and it doesn’t work for you, you can return it and purchase a different one.January 26, 2018 7:39 am at 7:39 am #1457490
Do you need to do heavy sewing tasks?January 26, 2018 7:40 am at 7:40 am #1457491
You prob already read this, but for this thread (hehe, thread):
Domestic Sewing Machines
“These machines can handle a variety of materials. These can perform every task. But these machines can’t do heavy tasks. These might have made up of plastic or nylon gears. These machines work at a slower pace and intended for people who works slowly. These machines can work up to 5 hours. If it will work more than 5 hours then the motor may become hot.
These machines work at a slower pace and intended for people who works slowly. These machines can work up to 5 hours. If it will work more than 5 hours then the motor may become hot.
Apart from uses, the sewing machines also classified according to the functions and facilities available. On this, the sewing machines are of 4 types.
Manual Sewing Machine
Electric Sewing Machine
Computerized Sewing machine
Over Locker Sewing Machine” (the finest thread dot com)January 26, 2018 10:38 am at 10:38 am #1457539Basmelech1Participant
A basic machine shouldn’t cost too much. You don’t need one with all those fancy stitches and it doesn’t have to be computerized. There are less problems if it’s not computerized. I bought my machine, maybe 20 years ago for about $169 and it has all metal parts, no plastic gears. Look for something like that. Mine is a Europro.January 26, 2018 11:59 am at 11:59 am #1457614
Are any of those mini sewing machines good enough?January 29, 2018 6:41 am at 6:41 am #1458223ready nowParticipant
Re “mini” sewing machines, there are mainly 2 types, a hand held one, and a regular one that is ” very mini” but both have problems. The mini hand held is difficult to load with thread and has a stitch prone to unravel. The regular very mini machine does not work from what I understand as the tension cannot be easily adjusted if at all. It is even possible that the hand held one does not work too.
It takes about an hour of sewing to stitch a hem by hand. It might be worth it to save the agony of the mini machines. Please anyone let me know if I am wrong.January 29, 2018 10:44 am at 10:44 am #1458277MammeleParticipant
I second Lightbrite about getting one from Costco. With relatively light use it should last a couple of years. We have a Brother we paid about 80 bucks for (I think it was on special). It started acting up a little lately, but can probably be repaired if we decide it’s worth it.
It’s been about five years, was never perfect when it came to button-holes or fancy stitches, but nevertheless a great buy.
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