Sewing Machine Recommendations
November 14, 2006 2:29 AM Subscribe
I've been very kindly offered a new sewing machine of my choice as a belated birthday present but I've no idea what machines (new or old) are any good these days.
posted by gaby to home & garden (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like a machine that's reliable, has the usual stitches (straight, zig-zag, reverse, etc) and a foot pedal to operate. I'm looking around the £100-150 mark here in the UK, and I'm not averse to buying second hand or off eBay if the machine is recommended. An overlocker is probably a bit over the top for my needs, so just a standard sewing machine.
I've seen some crazy USB machines that you can program with embroidery patterns. Whilst that would be pretty sweet to have, I'm not too fussed about a bajillion features.
In terms of projects I'm looking to make curtains, and some fabric cases for some delicate items of technology.