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22-01-2008
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i came to say a juki industrial machine but it seems to be getting rave reviewsa already. :p

i've been using ours since i was a kid (to make clothes for my dolls) and it still works like a charm; it's definitely worth the money 'cos it'll last a long time (ours is about twenty years old). totally agree to take it slow at first though; you'll either sew your finger, as mentioned, or sew a crooked line, either of which would be a pain to remove...

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22-01-2008
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oh, sorry one more question,
how much is the juki, and where could i get it?
lol that was two questions, but you get the point

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hello!, i am new here,
but i read through all this, but i am still confused which kind of sewing machine i should still get, i have took a sewing class in 7th grade, but i have forgotten how to sew.

what brand would you recommend me, and if so what type too.
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Welcome to tFS!

I can't advise you an sewing machines or brands of machines that might work best for you. But I'd like to point out that most of these machines named here are high end pro machines that do a lot of fancy stuff ... since a lot of our members and fashion design students or aspiring designers. If you can't sew much and you aren't planning a career of it, I'd suggest that you start with a very basic machine that you might get at Sears or something ... and save yourself a lot of money. I'm afraid that is all I can offer ....

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For your line, I'd actually recommend home machines...
+1 on every single point you brought up. While the danger of the big Juki's was appealing to me at school, being bent over one while hungover was never a good idea.

Never settle for less than a 25 year warranty on a machine too, that's the true sign of quality there, no matter what you buy.

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at my school we use Husqvarna sewing machines...
I'll be honest, I was attracted to Husqvarna's only because they make one hell of a dirt bike.

http://www.husqvarnausa.com/

Bernina's are good too, I can't believe how solid they are. In class we were handing out beat downs like it was Christmas and they still worked.

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thanks, betteT for your opinion.
i actually do plan to do fashion as my career.

so should i still get the sears one? haha.

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Oops ... sorry! Thought that you didn't know how to sew much.

Anyway, if you are ready to invest some serious money, use the previous recommendations above because these people know their machines. I sure don't, since my job requires only a bit of hand stitching, but mostly clamping, pinning and taping (Im a stylist). But, do expect to spend many times as much money as a home machine.

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For beginners and Experienced always for the Classic Singer or Bernina. Best Home Machines around.

For Industrial i would suggest JUKI It works like a wonder.

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thankyou betteT and mota (:
i appreciate the help!

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Juki machines are the best, I own one and I love it!

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Such a lovely thread!!! Having a sewing machine is my big dream!,I really need one!

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Jenome, i think tha'ts how your spell it, those machines are awesome good and very good quality.

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I, and many others, had our personal machines at home. Other students used sewing labs or signed out the classroom as a group.

A few classmates I knew had their own industrials at home, but to have a machine you have to buy it. FIT doesn't give students machines, just time at the labs.

Being me I bought a dressform for home too! No extra commute for me, eh!
thank you for cleaning me that up..
i am searching for a sew machine, and i don't know which one is the best.. i want a good one, but not to expencive one..

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Zoely, I am not sure if anyone else in the world would agree with me, but I love my old Singer 15-30. It isn't quite antique yet, but it is a treadle.

Before you laugh... If it breaks I can fix it instead of rushing out to buy another 200$ kenmore before the nearest store closes and I have a deadline. (Happened during term garment time.) It sews very well, and although it is straight stitch so are industrials that I used... and this has buttonhole and zigzag attachments etc. There are attachment and feet avaible similar to industrials too.

Anyway it is just a suggestion. You could get an electric (or treadle, lol) Singer '50s or earlier, especially any 15 model for between 25$ and 100$. Imo it is way better than any of the 400$ and below modern plastic machines I've used.

Actuallu I saw a lot of industrials for reasonable prices while searching for my newer 15. (eBay and craigslist.)

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the Brother machine is also okay. the lack of funds for good facilities in our school made us buy our own machines. most of us bought second-hand machines because they are really cheap.

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