new, what should I check on when
looking for a new machine? I’m deciding between the Bernina avtiva 220 or230pe, the Husqvarna emeral 183 or sapphire 830 OR…the Pfaff 2038.
I like the bernina just fine, the dealer is very lovely and close…good support. The machine sews ok, the manual is a little tricky for me to follow but their buttonholes are gorgeous.
the Husqvarna and Pfaff dealers and both the same and a little further away but not too bad.
Overall I think I like the Pfaff a little better because it feels like a tank when it sews and the steam is so straight. Sews very well on knits and thin fabrics. The Husqvarna has some very cute decorative stitches and I like saphire hands free features.
What else should I take into consideration when choosing a machine?
edited to fix the # on one of the machines….:)
Edited 12/10/2007 11:07 pm ET by pipeeta