sewing machine for granddaughter

lsvandyckNovember 23, 2007

My almost-10-year-old granddaughter has asked for a sewing machine and lessons (provided by me) for Christmas. It's been so long since i've bought a machine that i don't know where to begin. First - under $100.00 as that's what i spend on each grandchild. I have a 1973 Bernina that still works great, but that brand is out of my price range. Any suggestions would be a big help. Thanks

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budster

Check into what was said under the posting "Sewing machine for 13 year old." That has lots of good advice. Budster who wishes you luck on your search.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2007 at 5:46PM
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cmc_97

Check your local sewing machine dealers for used machines. The Used Machine stock at my dealer is variable (depends on what's been traded in that he considers good enough to resell), but I've often found sturdy brand-name macnines in the $100 price range. They tend to be older machines in good working order, but perfectly servicable.

Your dealer may offer free "how to use a sewing machine lessons", even with a used machine. One dealer I worked with would teach children as young as your granddaughter as long as the child was accompanied by an adult. Ask your dealer what his or her policy is.

CMC

    Bookmark   November 24, 2007 at 4:20PM
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lsvandyck

Thank you to both of you - good suggestions!! I'll post what I end up getting.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2007 at 3:40PM
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