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Feb 26, 2012
Nancy Prokop commented on the blog post 'Refashion Tutorial - Long Sleeves to Bow Sleeve T-shirt'
"Found a t shirt today for less than 3 euro (i live in Vienna) and knew right away what to do with it! Less than 40 mins. later, my sewing machine is put away and I'm wearing the cute bow sleeved tee! I used both seam allowance scraps and…"
Aug 24, 2011
Nancy Prokop left a comment for Peg Baker
"Thank you for the welcome Peg!"
Sep 14, 2010
Nancy Prokop and Peg Baker are now friends
Sep 14, 2010
Kathleen commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"Great choice! I just looked up the specs and I believe you will find this machine a great fit! You might find some of these videos online helpful to get you started sewing again. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/teach-yourself-to-sew/ Looking forward…"
Sep 4, 2010
Nancy Prokop commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"Once more thanks to all who advised. I bought a Janome Sewist 625E. I looked for a dealer who seemed reputable and was so satisfied with the machine, the shop owner and all I bought it on the spot. Now....I'm going to figure out how to use…"
Sep 4, 2010
Nancy Prokop commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"You have all been so kind and helpful! At the moment my granddaughter is here and so I will wait until she goes back home before I go out machine shopping, but your tips have been great! I really don't want to spend a lot because I'm not…"
Aug 21, 2010
Therese Custer commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"I will forever be grateful that my girlfriend gave me her entry level Pfaff when she returned to Germany. When my Viking failed I used her machine & became a devoted Pfaff owner. I purchased a mid-level Pfaff which I used for years & then…"
Aug 20, 2010
Jo Nardi commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"Be sure you visit a dealer and do ask lots of questions. Ask about classes to teach you how to use your machine. By what you can afford but make sure you get a good quality machine to eliminate frustration and make sewing something you really can…"
Aug 19, 2010
linda commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"I just recently purchased a BabyLock A-line Grace series and love that machine. It easily sews over heavey fabric and is easy to operate."
Aug 19, 2010
Peg Baker commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"Hello, Nancy, Welcome to SWN - I joined a couple of months ago and i have thoroughly enjoying being part of this friendly, helpful and supportive community. I have a Janome basic portable sewing machine, no computerized parts, just mechanical. I use…"
Aug 19, 2010
Kathleen commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"I believe Janome makes the current Sears/Kenmore sewing machines."
Aug 19, 2010
Ramona Kuhn commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"I too have been sewing many years and about 6 years ago I got a Sears Ego and can't tell you how satisfied I've been - the feet take low shank and it's so simple to use. I clean the machine especially the bobbin case every time the…"
Aug 19, 2010
Cathy commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"Congratulations on the grand-daughter - you will have so much fun - I have twin grand-daughters who are 21 months old and I have so much fun with them . There are so many things that i want to make for them. I have a Viking sewing machine and love…"
Aug 18, 2010
Elizabeth Quinn commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"Here in the US, Walmart is selling inexpensive Brother and Singer machines, which do have a number of features, but I have personally never sewn on one. I have found White to be sturdy and reliable; I have a basic White that has given me excellent…"
Aug 18, 2010
Sharon South commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine advice'
"I started with an old Singer (Touch and Sew) that lasted many years while I learned to sew. Once I decided I had enough confidence to make things beyond curtains and pillows, I bought a Brother. I am still with Brother sewing machines . I enjoy…"
Aug 18, 2010

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I am an awesome:
just getting ready to begin sewing again
My sewing interests are:
garment, home decor, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
an old Toyota that needs replacing
I am interested in patterns such as:
no preference yet

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Sewing Machine advice

Posted on August 14, 2010 at 3:50am 18 Comments

Hi All! I am new in here, because I have decided to re-learn how to sew. First off I will be needing a new machine and I really don't want to spend a whole lot...around 400 to 500 euro. I live in Austria, that explains the euro bit.

I'll be sewing clothes for my brand new granddaughter! I am also teaching myself with aid of videos, how to hand smock. A friend in San Fransisco sent me her pleater. How cool is that. Anyway...I don't need the machine to do lots of fancy things, but it should… Continue

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