Suggestions for a mechanical sewing machine in UK/EU?
September 5, 2013 7:44 AM Subscribe
I'd like to buy a used (or possibly
new) reliable, easy to use mechanical (versus computerized) sewing machine available in Britain or the EU for very basic uses, mostly hemming, repairs, and making simple things like pillow covers, curtains, table clothes, etc., and I'd love some recommendations. I'll probably be looking mostly on eBay UK and Amazon UK.
posted by taz to shopping (5 answers total)
A few months ago I saw an old refurbished Frister and Rossman Cub 7
for sale with all accessories for what seemed to be a good price and was encouraged by some of the mentions I saw about it on the web... but I delayed too long and it was no longer available by the time I decided to go ahead and get it. Does anyone have any opinion on if this is a good model to pursue specifically?
I was initially thinking only of older models, but I also noticed this new Frister and Rossman Panda
, that seems more like the old-style sturdier construction, and would love opinions on this one, as well.
However, the real point is that I'm just clueless about sewing machines and a total newb, so would appreciate any advice or recommendations: assume total ignorance. (I prefer an older mechanical model because past Ask Me posts suggest they are much more well-made, and also because my husband can fix anything mechanical. In fact, he'll probably end up doing most of the sewing, too.)