Okay, Friends, I need serious help with this one. I used to sew all the time, made all my own clothes, sewed for my kids, theatrics, horse shows etc. My husband bought me a very nice moderately priced machine shortly after we were married- an Elna. That was 27 years ago!!!! I haven’t sewn for three or four years now, because my machine is fried. Just totally worn out.
Despite having 3 kids in college, he wants to buy me a new machine. YEA!!!! We are both professionals with very busy days, and have little to no time to ‘shop around’. We live an hour’s drive from any sewing machine shops, so that limits my ability to shop as well. I know that I will enjoy test-driving new machines much more if I have some idea of which ones I am serious about. We can spend between $1,000 and $2,000. Less would be great too. This will probably be the only machine I buy for the rest of my life, I want a really great one that I can do lots of things with and really have fun.
Edited 1/24/2004 9:12:16 AM ET by daisy