I found this web address in Free Consumer Reports which mentions this site (the only one they mention) as a good starting place for user opinions on sewing machines. They’ve rated Janome Decor Excel 5124 as the top machine right now. Does anyone have that machine or compared it to others when purchasing?
I’m 42, single, live in Englewood, NJ and work in mid-town Manhattan. I don’t sew that often but not afraid to attempt more complicated projects (if only I had more time). I have a hard time sticking with one craft (sewing, knitting, beading, ceramics). It’s so tempting to just buy “it” instead of sew “it” with all of the shopping around me – but do you have the same reaction when you see the prices for the simpliest cotton dress?
I like making knot quilts with embroidered squares for my friend’s and family’s newborn babies. I’m also into window treatments and have done roman blinds. A long time ago I made an Ungaro suit from a Vogue pattern (it doesn’t fit anymore but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it). The “therapy” you from sewing (or any handy craft) is amazing.
Ok – sorry for this long message. Wishing everyone a very happy holiday if you celebrate. Let me know what you think about the Janome 5124 if you can.
Regards . . . GdKarma