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lesews | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have sewn using a Viking 500 for the past 13 years. Being only an occasional sewer I have never had any problems. However, I must admit that seeing all the newer models with all the new bells and whistles my mother and grandmother would have never dreamed about has made me want to buy a newer machine that has a little more “kick” to it. I don’t sew often enough to honestly justify buying a top-of-the-line model, so I was intrigued when I saw an ad for the Baby Lock “Sofia” model. I’ve checked the website for a brochure, but would like to research for more info. Has anyone seen or tested this model? Can you point me in the direction of gathering more information? Thanks.

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  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    http://www.patternreview.com has sewing machine reviews too, written by their owners.  Hope this helps.  A word of caution, the lowest models of many brands are not made in the same country as the rest of their machines.  I've heard many sad stories from ladies who were unable to recoup their investments on these machines which are frequently made with cheaper materials in countries with questionable labor laws and lack of quality control.  The warranties may also vary. 

    By doing an "advanced search" here at Gatherings, you can put in sewing machines to read many other comments on this topic. 

    I love my old Husq/Viking Rose which is now my grand daughters, it is a hardy little machine I bought over 12 years ago as a "demo" machine.  What a gem!  I love my Designer I and hope it will last for decades.  Most of their dealers have gently loved machines that have been fully checked out by authorized servicepeople and reconditioned as needed.  Some even offer free classes and warranties on the used machines. 

    Enjoy the hunt!  Mary

    Edited 8/31/2009 2:47 am by MaryinColorado

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