Need advice on buying a sewing machine
I am looking into buying a sewing machine. I have never had one before and the choices are very confusing. I will use it to do pillows, duvet, drapes, some clothes, and just general stuff around the house. I want to get a good one that I won’t outgrow in 6 months but don’t need anything top of the line or expensive. I just want a good machine that can do different stuff, is durable and that will last me. Any suggestions on good models? I heard NOT to go to Sears, and that the brother is made from plastic and not to do that. I have looked at a Viking Emma for $449 but feel I can get just as great of a machine for not so high of a price (I know they are marking them up huge). So I need advice on brands, models, price ranges and any other suggestions anyone can offer. Thanks so much.