What to replace my mother's 40-year-old sewing machine with?
April 28, 2014 8:31 AM Subscribe
My mother's ~40-year-old Sears Kenmore sewing machine is finally giving up the ghost. I know nothing about sewing machines but do know that it looks a lot like the first images here
. Any suggestions on what to replace it with?
My mother is the type of person who needs help changing the password on her email, so she is not interested in any new-fangled improvements to the sewing machine. I am looking for suggestions for something as similar and low-tech to her old sewing machine as can be found today so that she can sit down and know exactly how to operate it. She has had the thing repaired a few times already, so I am hoping to find something new, but as simple and as similar to this old one as possible.
Most of her sewing is quilts, though she does the actual quilting by hand.