Please help me choose a new machine
This is my first post and nearly my first visit to Gatherings, and I was hoping to get some advice from you sewing veterans on the purchase of a new sewing machine for a novice. I am considering a few mechanical models, definitely on the lower end of the price range from full service dealers in the area. I will be using the machine for home decor (pillows, window treatments) and possibly for making totes and pocket books. I would like to buy a machine that can handle going through thick fabric or several layers of fabric, but not pay an arm and a leg.
Any information or opinions on the Janome 344 or my decor 4014? How about the white 2037? Any other suggestions for good new sewing machines?