Sewing Machine Recommendations -Moderate $ to do heavy work AND pretty datails
I am in urgent need of a new Sewing Machine and desperate for recommendations. I currently have a Brother CS 6000i electronic sewing machine that has never performed as I wished. It cannot handle laters of moderate fabrics much less jeans or anything heavy at all! It messes uneven button holes on small American Girl doll clothes (can't have any seam edges or it malfunctions -layers have to be perfectly flat & uniform beneath the buttonhole foot. No manual buttonhole option, other than plain zigzag. I still want a machine that haas a lot of decorative stirches and can quilt.
I've supplied some examples of items I make in addition to occasional garments, blankets, or bags I make for my family.
I'd love to be able to afford a Futura -but I think it's just out of my price range. I am an advanced seamstress, with only a moderate amount of $$ to spend. This was my first Brother machine, and I am wary about buying another -since this one has been really awful. (Getting black oil on my items, beeping at every little thing, bobbin case messing up and jamming constantly. Oy!
Thanks for any suggestions!
Pattern or design used: My own design - American Girl Doll clothes by Dollhouse Designs
Posted on Jan 12th, 2010 in sewing, design, garment construction, tips & tricks, reader's closet, sewing machine, Singer, heavy duty, Help, american girl, doll, recommendations, doll clothes, Brother