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Thinking about a Necchi–advice, please?

m1khaela | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

(Sorry to double-post, but since I didn’t get a response to my question about buying a new machine I thought I’d phrase it a different way…)

Does anyone have any experience with or thoughts on using a Necchi (or a Dual Sew, which I believe is similar)?

I’m thinking about buying a Necchi Omega 6147 as my first machine. I would be buying it through the small sewing store where I am taking classes, so I would get very good training on it. My wonderful sewing teacher swears by it, but she also has a financial interest so I was hoping to get unbiased advice. I’m a little nervous that because it’s an unusual brand, it might be hard to get it repaired, etc.


For my original post (Necchi vs. Viking):


thanks so much,


Edited 10/13/2004 6:29 pm ET by Mikhaela


  1. GinnaS | | #1

    I am not familiar with Necchis but I can suggest some things to consider.

     How secure is the store you are dealing with?  How long have they been in business?  Do you see many people buying not just looking?  Are they going to be in business in 5 or 10 years?  Have you asked them where else the machine could be serviced in the case that they go out of business?  In the Dallas area about a year ago a major dealer of Viking, Brother, Elna, and I think Singer, retired and closed all 3 of his shops.  The shop in my town reopened but only as a Brother dealer.  I may be wrong on this but that is the only brand I have seen in their ads.

    Are you planning on moving in the next 10 years of so (that's assuming you plan to keep the machine for 10 years)?  Are you going to have to ship the machine back to this dealer or are there Necchi dealers around the country?  You might be able to check inot other dealers by doing a search on the net or seeing if Necchi has a web site.

    Hope this helps.


    1. m1khaela | | #2

      Thanks Ginna, that is helpful. I still hope someone has an experience with Necchi or Dual Sew machines, but your questions are a great starting point. The sewing store/school has been around for 14 years, but they could conceivably go out of business at some point especially as I know she's told me things are tight lately (it's a small operation with only several employees). I'll ask her your questions and see what she says. That would definitely be a big worry, as I don't know of any other Necchi dealers--other area dealers have Viking, Brother, Elna, Babylock and Bernina, but not Necchi. And Necchi doesn't seem to have a web site.

      I do plan to stay in the area for another 10 years or so (and I'd want a machine that lasted at least that long!), though, so I won't totally rule it out. Food for thought...

      thanks again!


  2. MegVT | | #3


    I purchased a Necchi for my sister-in-law several years back; I don't remember the model, however.  She's not a fussy person but found the machine badly made.  She spent more in repairs than I did in buying and shipping it to her.  The timing was incorrectably out of whack.  She ended up throwing it into the dumpster and buying herself a different brand machine.

    As a beginning sewist, I can appreciate the possibility of limited funds to spend on a 'chine.  May I suggest that you search around for a sewing machine which is a better brand?  Perhaps a used machine?  You may be able to find an older model (which was traded in for something newer) that would suit your needs.

    Anyway, welcome to sewing!


    1. m1khaela | | #4

      Wow, thanks Meg, that's scary! Maybe I'll just go with a used Viking, as my mother suggested. She's never had any problems with hers, and there are plenty of dealers should I need to get it repaired.

  3. berniejh | | #5

    Hi there

    I've had a Necchi Sylvia for over 20 years and have given it a thrashing in that time.  I've found it reliable, a bit fussy sometimes though.  The thread jams up occasionally but usually only at the start of a seam, which I have learned to overcome.  I'm from New Zealand and didn't think they were manufactured any more.  The one I have is a Swiss made machine.  One of my sisters purchased one about the time I did and has replaced it with a Bernina but only because she wore the Necchi out!

  4. teacozy | | #6

    You were looking for Necci info. Since they are made by Jonome  go thier web site. Thy have a good one . It is http://www.janome.com  .  Good luck. 

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