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Need Your Wisdom on Riccar Sewing Mac…

Susan_Fredrick | Posted in The Archives on

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I want to buy my daughter a sewing machine and have only about $200 to spend. I saw a Riccar 950 3/4 size head (photo attached) which would be great for my gypsy girl who travels extensively but needs to bring along a machine for stitching simple costumes. However, she’s easily frustrated by touchy machines. Does anyone have any experience with this model or Riccar in general? I’d like her to have a solid little workhorse that would do a few stretch stitches, etc so that she can sew lycras, faux fur, velvets and costumey fabrics. Your feedback would be appreciated.

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  1. heather_blair | | #1

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    Susan,
    the older generation of Riccars were excellent, excellent machines. I owned 2. I do not know the machine you pictured, it seems entirely new. Also please bear in mind that the Company who used to produce Riccar machines no longer does so. I do not know who now owns or uses the Rights. Maybe a Bernina 807/817 or 900 Nova would be a better alternative. Maybe you can get them used, they are also featured on ebay sometimes.

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