in search of the perfect sewing machine
Posted Jueves 26 junio 2008on:
I am presently looking for a good quality, modern sewing machine.
I still love my historical Singer Featherweight, which still works perfectly fine, but I’m at the point now when I’d like to be able to do more than a straight stitch! I’d like to go backward, zig-zag, buttonhole… and eventually have a few decorative stitches!
Now, I didn’t know at first where to look… My mum always had a Singer and my Featherweight is Singer too, so I thought that it should be a good brand. But after some research online, I’ve read a lot of nightmare reviews about new machines that would jam at the first try. I was kind of sad (and scared to buy anything new) because I liked the design of the Singer Inspiration.
Well, of course, I know that prettiness doesn’t count! It has to work like a breeze! AND not for a day or two, for at least 20 or 30 years! Ha ha HAAA! Let me laugh. Look at the price!!!
I was thinking to get one around 100 bucks, not 1000… I almost chocked; for $100 you can get only the old battered ones or the newest cheaper ones entirely made of Chinese plastic that will brake if I sneeze too loud.
So, I will have to put more money in it than I thought (but pleeease, let it be less than 500!). I also learned during my extensive little research that there are other renowned brand names than Singer and Brother! Apparently Bernina (Swiss) and Pfaff (German) are very good machines.
I have been looking more specifically at the Pfaff brand since there is a dealer in town. I think it’s good to buy a machine from a store close by, so if I have a problem with the machine it’s easier to go repair or replace it…