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Help me, please!!!!

denn4074 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hello All!  I am new to this site, so please bear with me.  I am looking to purchase a  sewing machine that also does embroidery.  I want to do mostly sewing.  I haven’t tackled sewing in years and I really miss it.  I am a stay at home mom and would love to pass the skill on to my daughter one day.  Anyways, I want a good  machine that isn’t the top of the line.  I can always look for something used, I just need some help as to what machines are better quality and easy to use.  I would prefer one with a computer touch screen.  Can anyone help????? Oh, does anyone know anything about Janome products?  More specificly the Janome 9500?? 

Edited 1/6/2007 1:50 am ET by denn4074


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    Becky-book | | #1

    Since you are new, you may not realize that you can access all the past discussions of sewing machines by using the Advanced Search option.  Give that a try!


    1. denn4074 | | #2

      Thank you, so much for the help!!!! I'll start looking now!  Thanks again!

  2. jatman | | #3

    There is also another website called http://www.patternreview.com that not only has pattern reviews but equipment reviews, too.  You can search them all or narrow them down by manufacturer.

    Good luck!


    1. denn4074 | | #4

      Thanks so much for the info.  I have been there and it is just taking some time to learn how to navigate these sites. LOL  I'm learning quickly that sewing machines aren't the cheapest investment.  I am going to keep doing my research and try and find something used to get started on, and then upgrade as my skills improve.  As I stated I am a stay at home mom, so our lives revolve around trying to budget.  Anyways, thanks again I can't tell you how much I appreciate everyones input!

  3. usersuz | | #5

    I went to the library and got a copy of Consumer Reports discussion on sewing machines, their prices, abilities, customer satisfaction. I ended up with a Kenmore Elite that does some embroidery and is reliable and sophisticated for its price. When I put that much $ into something, I don't want an appliance that does everything it advertises, but poorly!

    1. pmarsh | | #6

      I have a New Home 8000 which was before the 9500. Last year I bought a baby lock.

      I love the 8000. I've never used the babylock to sew on, but I like the machine.

      I also sew alot more than I emb.

  4. memmem | | #7

    try going to pattern review .com. They have some really good reviews of sewing machines.

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