| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:51 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:07 am 
Tofu Pup
Offline

Joined: Fri May 17, 2013 1:48 am
Posts: 2
Hi
I see from quite a few of the posts on the forum here that there's quite a few people actively sewing. I am thinking of getting myself a nice sewing / embroidery hybrid machine.
I know that Janome make some serious models and I like the look of the Master Craft 6500P.

Anyone got any recommendations on machines that they have a particular preference for?
Thanks
Flipchick


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:09 pm 
Banned from Vegan Freaks.
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:39 pm
Posts: 365
I have an entry-level janome that I've had for a few years and am pretty happy with it. It's easy to thread, change needles & feet, and has a good selection of basic stitches. It does tangle and catch if you use crappy thread with slubs in it, but with nice thread, it runs very smoothly. Mine doesn't have embroidery capacity though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:15 pm 
Asked Santa for a pony
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:29 pm
Posts: 2807
Location: Portland
I'm a big fan of Bernina machines.

_________________
The Noochy Noodle, my personal obsession with discovering the worlds greatest vegan mac and cheeze


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:46 pm 
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:16 am
Posts: 2542
Location: SF Bay area
I had an entry level Singer and it sucked! It broke after only a little use and it cost more to repair it than it was worth, so I'd not recommend Singers to anyone.

I upgraded to a brother machine, I think it's the project runway edition. It was more expensive, but damn, that thing's a beast. Actually, it's on Amazon now for about $200 less than what I paid! Darn. Anyway, I've never had any problems with it and it quilts through many layers of fabric like a champ. Plus it came with all the different feet so I didn't have to buy them separately. My friend has had hers for about 5 years and has made many, many projects with it without any issues. I haven't used mine to embroider but I think it has the capability.

_________________
http://hotveganchickpeas.wordpress.com (food blog)
http://baybalcony.wordpress.com (gardening blog)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:55 pm 
Keepin' It Seal
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:32 pm
Posts: 3543
Location: Long Island, NY
I just got a Janome Sewist 500. It's super easy to thread and change feet and whatnot. It's pretty basic, but it works wonderfully and looks cute too :)

_________________
Blog (that I only really update during VeganMoFo): http://joyfulgirl415.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:00 pm 
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Posts: 2193
Location: Wet and Windy Wiltshire
I've got a hundred year old Singer and I think it's awesome. It does require the odd bit of maintenance, but I kind of enjoy its quirks.

_________________
dropscone - "Ack, I'm no help, I just like to imagine as many people as possible eating roast potatoes."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:03 pm 
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:03 pm
Posts: 1049
Location: Knoxville, TN
I have a Brother that I'm happy with, but I can't say I did my research before getting it, as it was a gift. That said, the person who gave it to me is a wonderful seamstress and quilter, so I trust she knows her stuff.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:44 am 
Tofu Pup
Offline

Joined: Fri May 17, 2013 1:48 am
Posts: 2
Hi guys, thanks for the responses.
I've digested your collective thoughts and I have been doing some research online too. Amazon seems to favor machine. I also found this Janome 6500P review, which is quite positive. Time to get the credit card out!!
Thanks!
Flippy

:)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations??
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:38 am 
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar
Online

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 7222
Location: Brasil
i had a janome many years ago in Japan! it was a workhorse and i only got rid of it because i had to move. i think you'll be happy.

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bluedawg, la vie sale and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer