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need advice on purchasing sewing machine

Posted by determined_sammie (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 22, 08 at 18:09

Hi all, I haven't sewn in a long time. But, I'm thinking about starting up again, and have been searching Craigs List to possibly purchase a machine. I just found one - it's a Brother LS2020. Supposedly never used, in the box. $50. Would this be a good machine for a newbie? Is it a good price? Any advice would be appreciated!

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RE: need advice on purchasing sewing machine

I'd kick in some extra money and see what your local sewing machine store has to offer. They are going to stand behind it, offer some instruction and be available for repairs.
Check the link for some reviews.
Enjoy your new hobby.

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RE: need advice on purchasing sewing machine

Thanks, ms...I think I'll check out the local sewing machine stores!

RE: need advice on purchasing sewing machine

Seconding the "shop the local sewing machine stores", I'd add - buy the best you can afford. Don't go overboard, but a good sewing machine is a serious tool and will give you many years of service. I'd definitely buy a better used machine than a cheap new one.

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