Juki HZL-E80 or ideas for $700 machine
All input greatly appreciated! New to the forum, but I’m back into sewing mode after moving to a new house and spending my summer gardening. I’m ready to make a great cashmere swing coat for my pregnant friend and a fancy coat for my daughter. I received the best vintage patterns from ebay. My daughter is going to look like Jane Banks from Mary Poppins!
And I finally gave my dress dummy a breast reduction since the last time I refitted was after pregnancy. But enough about that…
What I want to purchase is a new sewing machine that makes great automatic buttonholes (a few different kinds, esp. keyhole), will last, no superfancy embroidery, a few fancy stitches for creativity (alphabet would be great), and that is in the $700 price range. I mostly sew clothes.
I purchased a Juki Pearl line MO654 DE serger a few years ago and love it. Not one problem. However, I hear such great things about other machines…now I’m ready to upgrade. My mother’s 1968 Singer pooped out on me. I picked up a EuroPro from a local store and what a mistake.
Is there a Bernina, Viking, or other premium machine that is within my price range? I’d love to know if anyone has that Juki HZL-E80 I saw on AllBrands and a few other Internet sites. I just want the best for my dollar. It’s funny, because a sewing machine would be the only “luxury item” I’d own.
Thanks for responding! Hope I can give some input somewhere else.
Edited 11/10/2003 4:24:10 PM ET by Dar