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    Hi!

    Recently I borrowed my friends very decrepit sewing machine and made her a baby quilt. It really reignited my interest in sewing and I have often thought I should get a machine, but this has made my mind up. I don't have much money ($200-$300) so was thinking of buying something second hand. Does anyone have any suggestions of a brand and model that might be good for a novice? Definitely doesn't need to be super fancy, but I would like it to be fairly easy to use and good quality (well as good as can be expected for the price). Tried doing a quick google search but couldn't find much so thought maybe some bubhubbers may have suggestions?

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    If you're on Facebook, go to this page and there will be instructions on how to join their group. You will get some great advice in there

    https://m.facebook.com/TheSewingLibraryTSL

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    Heya @GingerKat

    Did you get a sewing machine in the end?

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    Well. .. Not sure if you're still looking for recommendations. ..I have a Brother one. Not sure of the model. It was about $150 reduced from $200. So fairly basic. It does buttonholes/zips etc. Plenty of stitch options. I've been sewing with it for a year and is great. Really happy with it.

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    I would suggest a brother. They are very easy to use and in the price range you want

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    Hi everyone! I ended up getting a Husqvarna sewing machine from Spotlight ($400 reduced to $150) - I did a quick google search about it before I bought it and most reviews were positive so I thought for $150 you can't go too wrong. So far I've been really happy with it. I've sewn a quilt, doona cover and pillow case with it and it's been faultless. Haven't attempted anything super tricky because I'm a novice, but for what I need it for it's been perfect.

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    That's awesome. My mum sews and says they're great machines. She always bus husqvarna.
    I'm still a novice too. I've made dresses and nappy covers for my munchkin. About to attempt a skirt for myself.

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    I have a very basic Janome ... and its fabulous. You dont need it with all the fancy stuff (though a 1-step buttonholer is very handy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    That's awesome. My mum sews and says they're great machines. She always bus husqvarna.
    I'm still a novice too. I've made dresses and nappy covers for my munchkin. About to attempt a skirt for myself.
    Oh that's good to know! Im enjoying just mucking around on it. I'm about to attempt to make those cute dribble bibs they sell at cotton on. DD is always asking me to sew clothes for her stuffed toys which is fun. She's like the fashion designer and I'm the pattern maker

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    I bought my sewing machine last year- Juki 5550. Try to look in amazon


 

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