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Mechanical or computerized machine

ebecker | Posted in Sewing Machines & Sergers on

I have been sewing for years on a mechanical machine and now am considering a computerized one- mostly because I want an good, easy buttonhole. I do mostly basic clothes and some house furnishings. I worry about the computerized one as being less sturdy than a mechanical one. But I’m thinking I should try something different. Looking at many but maybe mostly because of the reviews: the brother cs5055prw or the singer heavy duty 4452. Advice would be much appreciated!

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  1. Kogabear | | #1

    I think if you are using a machine that you have used for years and are still happy with it why change. I’ve tried but just can put my hand in my pocket and buy a new any kind. I have old Singers and I’ll take the challenge of stitch for stitch. And seriously a computerized sewing machine?

    1. ebecker | | #2

      Good points but my entry level pfaff is currently broken, no repair shops open and it’s 25?years old... I think I have to buy a new one.

  2. dsantil71 | | #3

    Great quality computerized sewing machines are available. However your best best would be to find a fabric store that sells them. A fabric store or dealer can give you the personal touch to help you find what works best for you. Unfortunately I think they may be closed right now with the current situation. I love both of my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930 that I bought brand new and Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond I bought used. The Sapphire is a sewing only mid level machine, at the time that was all I needed. Now I want to learn how to do machine embroidery so I got a used model in the Diamond and it has not disappointed me at all! Plus the fabric store I purchased from has been a great support both personally and for machine maintenance. A good place to find reviews on machines is also a website called sewing.patternreview.com. Click on "Sewing Machines", then "Machine Reviews" They list all brands & models of machines for reviews. I hope that helps. Good luck on your search!

    1. ebecker | | #4

      Thank you!

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