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In need of a sewing machine

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Newbie
Nov 5, 2014
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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
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Aug 17, 2008
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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.
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Mar 27, 2015
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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.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Singer- ... 2443318619
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Oct 27, 2009
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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. http://novasewing.com/flyers/
Very cheap and cheery machine in gray or pink. http://novasewing.com/product/janome-gr ... -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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[OP]
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Nov 5, 2014
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Toronto, ON
I ended up buying the Singer 7258 on sale from Amazon! Wish me luck haha
[OP]
Newbie
Nov 5, 2014
70 posts
24 upvotes
Toronto, ON
Thanks for the recommedations!
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jm0287 wrote:
Jul 19th, 2017 4:35 pm
I ended up buying the Singer 7258 on sale from Amazon! Wish me luck haha
Just a note-you have to buy Singer sewing feet for different sewing projects. If you try a generic brand of sewing foot say like 1/4" foot from Sears Kenmore, the foot won't fit the Singer shank.
I recall someone I used to know having an old portable Singer. She could not use any attachments not made by Singer.
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