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Subject: Expert advise needed: I have been wanting to learn to sew for years,

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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 07:06:39am

Now that I am retired, I am looking to purchase a sewing machine that is easy to use, (without a ton of bells and whistles, and dials) lol, but dependable. I plan to take classes at a local fabric store. Any advise will be much appreciated.

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I've had a Huskystar (lower end Husqvarna Viking) for years and it has stood up to all kinds of abuse and never had any problems. Not many features but very sturdy (NT)dmWednesday, May 13, 09:54:00am

There are so many variables to consider...my thoughtsWednesday, May 13, 04:43:53pm

I had a singer machine and it crapped out on me within a year or two of off and on sewing. I ended up with an entry level Bernina and have had it for 10 years without any problems and am sewing constantly. (NT)id momSaturday, May 16, 05:52:44pm

Go to a good sewing machine shop and buy a refurbished 1970s or 1980s Husqvarna, Singer or Pfaff. They are all metal (and heavy as heck), but being second-hand you can get it for the price of a cheap modern one. My SIL bought a refurbished 1975 Husqvarna (original price $600 in 1975) for $170 and it's perfect now. (NT)Best machine the shop ever soldWednesday, May 20, 09:00:56am

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