Janome vs. Viking $300-$350 range
New to the group. Have read many of your postings and have enjoyed them. Despite the vast info from the group I’m still in need of guidance. Currently I have a Necchi 535A which I got from a friend. I had the timing adjusted last year for $70. Now the machine seems to be having a similar problem. Rather than invest/divert another $70 into the Necchi, I am seriously considering a new machine. I enjoy sewing (a new discovery for me) and whish to continue learning/growing. The repair shop I use is also a Janome dealer and they said Janome’s are like Hondas as far as their stability and durability (I have a Honda and love it) and Viking’s “are crap.” The Viking dealer gave a negative connotation to the Vikings in my price range by saying “those are made in the orient” vs Sweden. I have gotten books from the library in the hopes of being able to know the right choice. The Janome I’m considering is a $500 machine on sale at SEARS for $300. What do I do? Which is the smartest choice?
Edited 6/11/2004 7:25 am ET by barquesky