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In need of a sewing machine

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  • May 6th, 2017 8:04 pm
Nov 5, 2014
52 posts
Toronto, ON

In need of a sewing machine

Help! Cheap, efficient and durable.. Wouldn't mind a small cabinet/table.

Let me know your thoughts
4 replies
Deal Addict
Aug 17, 2008
3671 posts
Look on Kijiji - I found a great basic Singer, hardly used, with cabinet and stool (even included basic sewing supplies) for $50.
Depends upon what type of machine you want - newer ones will obviously be more pricey, with all the bells and whistles - I just needed/wanted something which could do the basics.
Sr. Member
Mar 27, 2015
563 posts
Thornhill, ON
I have my Mom's from 1957 that you can have for free. But..... it needs a bobbin repair so it doesn't work. I have no clue if it is possible to repair it. Its a Singer,built like a tank and it was happily in use until a few years ago.
I think its this one (or a variation of), it looks just like it. It is in a wood cabinet and I have a bunch of attachments and stuff as well. Weighs a ton. ... 2443318619
Deal Addict
Oct 27, 2009
3190 posts
I'd recommend a portable machine for now and upgrade or get a cabinet model later. Usually a kitchen table makes a good sewing surface. A wooden coffee table may work for short stitching sessions on pant hems or straight stitches but not big sewing projects.

You can order online from Nova Sewing in Hamilton.
Very cheap and cheery machine in gray or pink. ... -web-deal/

You may wish to look for quilting guilds in your area and check out their newsletters. Sometimes members sell older sewing/quilting machines through the club newsletter.
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