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Need advice on purchase

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DoberG | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I’m going to be full timing in my Class C RV, and I want to purchase a portable computerized sewing machine. Don’t need embroidery, but do want something sturdy w/free arm, stretch stitch, one step button hole, auto threading and clear bobbin case for viewing thread volume.

I’m going blind reading all the research out there. I have an OLD Pfaff 230 embroidery machine now which I love but it’s in a cabinet and way too heavy to take along-[all metal–cams etc.]. It’s about 50 yrs. old so you have an idea of how out of touch I am!

Any help, suggestions, warnings…? My budget isn’t very high either! Probably looking for something under $300.

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  1. stillsuesew | | #1

    Full timing in a class C. You must be doing that on your own! to still have room for a sewing machine. I would go to a couple of reliable dealers and tell them what you are doing and look at the portables they have available. If you purchase a reputable brand from a dealer you will be able to find help from other dealers should you need it wherever you go. We were out on the road for three months and I brought some handwork and brought it back home untouched. It just makes me that much more eager to get back to my machine when we return. Safe travels.

  2. alotofstitches | | #2

    I tested a Janome 8077 (sale Hancock's & in budget) for a student.  She has sewn this summer using it and has had no problems at all.  I tested everything I could think of & all was ok.  The only thing I can see is I'm used to specialty feet that my Bernina has like hem foot, edge stitch foot, etc. I'd need those and I don't know if those would be available.  You might check out that machine.

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